Martinez #1




This classical drink is said to be the father of Martini and was first mentioned in 1884 by O.H. Byron in ‘The modern Bartender’. Byron speaks of Holland Gin – aka Genever, as it was known in US at the time. The story goes that Jerry Thomas created this drink at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco for a visitor on his way to Martinez, which he subsequently named the cocktail after.
Here’s the magnificent recipe we used for our Old Genever:




50 ml                      “By the Dutch” Old Genever
30 ml                       Sweet Vermouth
10 ml                       White Vermouth
8 ml                          Orange Curacao Liqueur
1 dash                     “By the Dutch” Classic Bitters




Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, filled halfway with ice. Stir. Strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.