The Martinez is a throw back from cocktail culture in the 1880s. You may need to add a few items into your cabinet, but trust me they're great additions, and you should be able to find all of them at your local Target and grocery story. If you're a fan of Martinis or Manhattans, then you should definitely give this a try. And before you say, but "I don't like gin," I get it--I didn't think I did either. And then I tried this. Instant convert. With the right proportions and a good quality gin this cocktail feels almost like a dessert treat.
2 Oz London Dry Gin
1 Oz sweet vermouth
.25 Oz Maraschino liqueur
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Optional orange peel for garnish
Put all ingredients in your shaker tin, and 4-5 ice cubes. Strain into a coupe glass. Slice an inch strip peel of an orange, remove white pith, gently pressing as you cut so as not to remove the essential oils. Over the glass, fold the garnish in half, flesh side facing the glass, and express the oils and aromas over your drink. Enjoy.
Let me know if you try it!