Cocktail, MixMarch

MixMarch #15: The Martinez

Having finally found a bottle of Luxardo* Maraschino Liqueur, I thought it time to investigate a few drinks that had been sitting on my list of things to try for a while, and, with the Martini going up (and down) last night, here is a drink that some bartenders call the grandfather of the Martini. I’m not sure about that, but it sure is great. More floral than the Gin & It I wrote about earlier in the month, the bitters and maraschino really work some magic.


  • 40mls Genever
  • 40mls Martini Rosso
  • 5mls Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters

Stir and strain it up in the style of a Martini.

* I know Luxardo is not the only brand out there, but my first Aviation came from one of the straw wrapped bottles and having tried the finer drier versions, I’d still sway towards this one.

Go check out Science of Drink and the great unpacking of the different styles of Martinez, and see where I got this great shot of the drink as well.