1 14 oz Gin
23 oz Cynar
23 oz Sweet vermouth
14 oz Maraschino Liqueur
2 ds Orange bitters
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
From other users
  • Sophisticated, Cointreau-like. — ☆☆☆☆
  • OK if you like Cynar. Will make again to see if it grows on me. — ☆☆☆
  • Solid. Well balanced and easy drinking. — ☆☆☆☆
  • To try
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This is truly an excellent,

This is truly an excellent, delicious drink that I have taught to several bartenders around the country, always crediting Mr. Hannah of course.  I just noticed that the website has an entry for Mr. Hannah dated 18 July 2011, ( that offers slightly different proportions:

1.25 oz Gin / 0.75 oz amaro /0.75 oz sweet vermouth / 0.25 oz maraschino liqueur / 2 ds orange bitters

I don't know that 0.66 oz (20 mL) will be all that different than 0.75 oz (22 mL) - perhaps the 20 mL version gives you more of a 50/50 drink (that is, 37 mL gin and 40 mL of the amaro/vermouth. I suppose you could go fully metric, too:

40 mL gin / 20 mL amaro / 20 mL sweet vermouth / 10 mL maraschino

Most of the recipes for this drink I've seen online seem to specify a London dry gin, but I think that an Old Tom gin would have been used when the original Martinez was made, and I think that Hayman's works quite well.


I made two of these with the

I made two of these last night with the recently released Cynar 70 - they were excellent! This is one of my favorite drinks, and I think I will be making it this way in the future. The increased alcohol content is not noticeable on the palate, but I did feel it.