Reposado Martinez

The addition of Barolo Chinato makes for a unique twist on a classic drink made with Old Tom gin, sweet vermouth, and maraschino liqueur.
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Recipe courtesy Nathaniel Smith, bartender, Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis.

The Martinez is an underappreciated classic cocktail made with silky Old Tom gin, sweet vermouth, and maraschino liqueur. In this variation from Nathaniel Smith of Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis, aged tequila stands in for the gin and full-bodied, bittersweet Barolo Chinato stars in vermouth’s place. Lighting a high-quality cocktail cherry on fire at the bottom of the glass adds a toasty aroma and flavor to the drink.

Barolo Chinato is the After-Dinner Treat Perfect for Cocktails
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces reposado tequila, such as Olmeca Altos
  • ¾ ounce Barolo Chinato
  • ¼ ounce Luxardo Maraschino
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 bruléed cherry
Bruléed Cherry Ingredients
  • 1 cocktail cherry, such as Luxardo
  • 2 dashes Everclear or high-proof vodka
  • 2 dashes Luxardo Maraschino
Directions

Combine tequila, Barolo Chinato, maraschino and orange bitters in a mixing glass.

Add cherry, Everclear, and 2 dashes Maraschino to a coupe glass and ignite. Let burn, and add ice to mixing glass. Stir until well chilled, about 30 seconds. Put out fire by straining cocktail over cherry. Serve immediately.

Published on March 20, 2017


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