1 1⁄2 oz Old Tom Gin
1 1⁄2 oz Sweet vermouth
2 ds Bitters, Boker's (or angostura)
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)
Instructions

Stir, strain, cocktail, orange twist

Notes

Some recipes call for dashes of Maraschino instead of the 1/4 ounce here. It is better to add sweetness or remove it by altering the Maraschino than the sweet vermouth.

The "Martinez Special" as made by Andy Arrington is 3:2 Ransom Old Tom : Carpano Antica, with 1 t Luxardo Maraschino and 2 dashes of Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitters, and no garnish.

The T Martinez, and made by "T" of Bergamot in Somerville, MA is 1 oz each Gin and Carpano Antica, with 1 teaspoon Campari, and a dash each of Regans' Orange and Peychaud's.

Cocktail summary
Posted by Dan on
Created by
O.H. Byron, "Modern Bartender's Guide"
Year
1884
Is an
authentic recipe
Reference

The PDT Cocktail Book, pg 173

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  • 4/26/20: 1.5 oz Ransom, 1.5 oz Dolin, 0.25 oz Luxardo, 1 dash Ango, 1 dash Regan's orange, orange peel. This drink may be salvageable with London dry gin. I just do not like old tom gin.
  • 3:2 Gin:Vermouth
  • 2:1 gin to vermouth
  • Prefiro 2:1 com licor e Angostura de laranja
  • 04/20/18 - Made this with 1.5 oz. Ransom Old Tom, 1.5 oz. Cocchi di Torino, and 2 dash Angostura. Awesome flavor combination. The orange peel gives the nose a great profile.
  • Prefer 2:1 gin to vermouth
  • 3 ds orange bitters, 1 both gin, 2 carpano antica, 1/4 maraschino liqueur, stir, strain, orange garnish.
  • Original version is 2-1 vermouth to gin. This is a nice drink but very sweet.
  • The Antica and orange twist dominate, not unhappily. The "T" variation is good; strong cinnamon flavor on the finish.
  • 2:1 vermouth to gin is more historically accurate according to Wondrich. Regan goes 2:1 gin to vermouth making it more of a sweet martini.
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