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The "Martinez" cocktail is a classic libation that often takes credit as the precursor to the modern martini. This sophisticated drink embodies the elegance and timeless appeal of cocktail culture. A combination of gin, vermouth, and a touch of maraschino liqueur, the Martinez is a balanced, aromatic, and subtly sweet concoction that's perfect for those who appreciate the refined flavors of a bygone era. As you sip on a Martinez, you'll be transported to the glamorous cocktail bars of the late 19th century, where classic cocktails like this one became the talk of the town.

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  1. In a mixing glass with ice, ensuring it's about two-thirds full, add the Old Tom Gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, and Angostura bitters
  2. Stir the mixture gently but thoroughly for about 20-30 seconds. This will chill and dilute the ingredients, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini or coupe glass, leaving behind the ice, and optionally, garnish the cocktail with a twist of lemon or orange, expressing the citrus oils over the drink to release their aromatics.

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