This series highlights the International Bartenders Association (IBA) The Unforgettables cocktails. I have decided to work my way through this series of cocktails to investigate the classics as I teach myself mixology and build out my home bar.

Here is yet another cocktail I had never heard of until I began delving into this world. From what I can gather, this is a well-liked cocktail among those in the know.

It is in the Manhattan end of things. Given that I began this exploration with the Manhattan, a Martinez would be a logical cocktail to branch out to.

It is tasty. It is a bit thinner than a Manhattan. That’s understandable as the spicy rye is essentially substituted with gin. I enjoyed this, but thought, “I will probably never order this out.” And that too is understandable as if I am going to have a cocktail out, it’s going to be something that I am really into. Nothing wrong here, but I don’t think it distinguishes itself from other similar cocktails.



Recipe by Robert OwensCourse: Cocktails, The Unforgettables


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IBA recipe


  • 45 ml London Dry Gin

  • 45 ml Sweet Red Vermouth

  • 1 Bar Spoon Maraschino Liqueur

  • 2 Dashes Orange Bitters


  • Pour all ingredients into mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Lemon zest.

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