While conflicting stories and controversy exist about the exact origin of this classic cocktail, many believe it was the precursor for the dry martini. Many also agree that regardless of who inventented the Martinez, it is simply delicious. When made with Barr Hill Tom Cat Reserve Barrel Aged Gin, the oak and smoke add to the complexity of this fabulous cocktail and it just may become the go-to for gin and whiskey fans alike!

The original recipe was 2 oz Sweet Vermouth and 1 oz Gin, which makes for a delicious aperitif and lower ABV cocktail. Try it either way. It also works well with our Barr Hill Gin


Ingredient Amount Ingredient Name
2 oz. Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin
1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1 Bar Spoon Maraschino Liqueur
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
2 Dashes Bokers Bitters
1 Orange (Garnish)

Tools Of The Trade

  • Jigger
  • Mixing Glass
  • Bar Spoon
  • Strainer
  • Citrus Peeler
  • Coupe Glass


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Stir for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  5. Garnish with an orange twist.

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