Let's take a trip back to the very earliest days of cocktails. Back when Mr. Jerry Thomas worked in California and either mixed this for a guy named Martinez or for a guy headed to Martinez in Mexico.
Regardless it is a pleasure to meet the granddaddy of the martini. Like the martini there seems to be many different preferred ratios, I like this one:
- 5 cl gin
- 2,5 cl sweet vermouth
- 1/2 barspoon maraschino liqueur
- a dash of Angostura bitters
Mix everything in a mixing glass over ice and stir until cold, then strain into large martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.