Not quite a Manhattan and not quite a Martini, the Martinez uses "Old Tom," a slightly sweeter version of gin that debuted in the mid-1800s. For the authentic taste, ask for it by name.
- 1.5 oz Old Tom gin
- 1.5 oz sweet vermouth
- .25 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
- 2 dashes Angostura or orange bitters
Stir ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into chilled martini glass or cocktail coupe.