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Martinez – Gin Cocktail

Martinez a delicious Gin Cocktail

You’ve never heard of a Martinez? Well possible, but the taste will look familiar to you. Who doesn’t know it, the famous Martini? Strictly speaking, Martini and Martinez are the same. When wormwood and dry gin became more modern, Martinez developed into today’s Martini. Connoisseurs immediately notice: This is a Martinez, NOT a Martini!

Which Gin and which Tonic Water is used for this Cocktail?

Neither the very light nor the really heavy gin varieties are suitable for the Martini. The unmistakable taste requires a gin that combines the juniper note with fruity components. Obstbrenner gins such as Lucky Hans or Applaus Gin are ideal for tasting sweet, fruity and not TO modern. For this you need Maraschino. Luxardo is the best choice because the taste is not particularly intense. Which bitters should you add? Angostura Bitters or Chocolate Bitters taste excellent.

How do you make a really good Martinez?

Engine Martinez Gin Cocktail

  • 6 cl Sweet wormwood
  • 4 cl Dry Gin
  • 0,75 cl Maraschino
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  1. Mix all ingredients and stir on ice.
  2. Stir for one minute and pour into a chilled Martini glass.
  3. Garnish with grated orange zest and serve.

Which wormwood is the right one?

Wormwood is the protagonist in our Martinez and must therefore be carefully selected. Many varieties taste like herbs mixed with sugar. This is not enough for our cocktail, as the main character must be much more flavors to taste. It must taste of more than just sweet and bitter. Belsazar and Carpano Antica Formula are perfect for a good Martinez. Both are very balanced, taste sweet and bitter in equal parts and give off fruity wine aromas. The Martinez is a serious drink. Especially the Carpano Antica Formula but manages to give it a certain lightness. The following applies to wormwood: Please do not buy the cheapest one. The character of a Martinez cannot be achieved if you are too fixated on the price.

Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth (1 x 1 l)
  • Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth ist ein nach Originalrezeptur gefertigter roter Wermut mit intensiven Noten von Gewürzen und Tönen von Wein
  • Erster Wermut der Geschichte
  • Entwickelt 1786 von Antonio Benedetto Carpano in Turin. Das Originaletikett wird noch heute verwendet
  • Hergestellt in limitierten Mengen und abgefüllt in wertvollen Flaschen aus handgeblasenem Glas
  • Ob pur auf Eis oder in Cocktailklassikern, Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth ist absolut erste Wahl

To make the Martinez a bit more orange, you can also add a few drops of a good orange oil to your drink. Instead of the Maraschino you can also use a Triple Sec. Then orange bitters would be added. If you try this variant, you can look forward to a very fruity cocktail with the orange clearly in the centre.
The combination of fruity orange and aromatic gin makes Martinez a real taste experience for every gin friend. Depending on your preferences, you can prepare this drink with a Lucky Hans Gin, the Applause Gin or the Carpano Antica Forumla Gin. You also have a large choice of bitters. So you can mix many different variations from one cocktail and find out which Martinez is the perfect drink for the perfect party!

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