Plymouth Gin Martinez Martini


O.H. Byron’s ‘The Modern Bartenders’ Guide’ (1884)

This book recorded the first Martinez recipe, which was to be made the same as a Manhattan, except using gin not whisky. Unhelpfully, he lists two Manhattan recipes! This new recipe uses ingredients from both, and uses whiskey to bring a hint of grain and wood; flavors that were part of gin at that time.

  • 5 parts Plymouth Gin
  • 1 part Antica Formula
  • 1 part Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • 0.5 parts Pierre Ferrand Orange Curacao
  • 0.5 parts Green Spot Irish Whiskey
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters (per serve)
  • Recommend bottle resting with 4.75 parts Water or Stir and serve up