Mezcal Martinez

The Mezcal Martinez is a contemporary twist on the classic Martinez cocktail, which is often considered a predecessor to the Martini. By using mezcal instead of gin, this version introduces a smoky complexity that pairs beautifully with the herbal notes of vermouth and the sweetness of maraschino liqueur. It's a cocktail for the adventurous palate, perfect for those who appreciate depth and complexity in their drinks.


  • 2 oz Mezcal
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon twist or cherry for garnish


  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add the mezcal, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, and Angostura bitters.
  3. Stir well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist or a cherry.