Tanqueray Malacca Martinez

Tanqueray Malacca Gin plays a key role in this herbal twist on the Martinez cocktail, celebrating English and Mediterranean influences.

Tanqueray Malacca Martinez


  • 50ml

    Tanqueray Malacca Gin

  • 20ml

    Sweet Vermouth

  • 15ml

    Cherry Heering

  • 2

    Dashes of Orange Bitters

  • 1

    Orange Twist (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Coupe Glass

  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1


  • 1

    Mixing Glass

  • 1

    Julep Strainer



  • Preparation
    1. Add all the ingredients to an Ice-filled Mixing Glass.
    2. Stir to mix, chill and dilute.
    3. Strain into a chilled Coupe Glass.
    4. Garnish with an Orange Twist.
  • Alcohol content

    Alcohol content

    21.2 g per serve

Interesting facts

The Martinez is considered to be the predecessor of the Martini.

History of the drink

The Martinez is a classic cocktail that can be traced back to the late 19th Century when it was a popular drink among the elite of San Francisco. The cocktail is believed to be a precursor to the classic Martini and was originally made with Old Tom gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, and orange bitters.
The history of the Martinez is somewhat shrouded in mystery, with different bartenders claiming to have invented the cocktail. One popular story is that the cocktail was first served in the early 1860s at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco, where it was created for a gold miner on his way to the town of Martinez. The cocktail was said to have been so popular that it became a regular feature on the hotel's menu.
Over time, the recipe for the Martinez evolved with some bartenders substituting dry vermouth for sweet vermouth and others using different types of bitters. Some versions of the cocktail also include a dash of absinthe or orange liqueur.