since January 2011


Martinez Cocktail 6 Jan 2011
11:34 am

Great site and great book. Thanks for all the videos. Wasn’t this drink originally made with old tom gin? I thought that was kind of what made it a bit different from a modern martini but I could be wrong.

Martinez Cocktail 6 Jan 2011
1:11 pm

I do have some Ransom Old Tom Gin. It is an acquired taste for sure. I bought it specifically to use in the Martinez. I was using a recipe different from yours that wasn’t doing it for me so I will give your recipe a go. What brand of vermouth were you using? I assume that since there is more vermouth than gin this might be a drink that benefits from a better vermouth?