#DrinkBetter: the Martinez - a craft cocktail with Wildrye Distilling Old Tom Gin

Before the martini (or so the story goes), there was the Martinez, a derivation of the original vermouth cocktail that made use of the Old Tom Gin popular in the 1800s. San Francisco is often credited with its birth, and while this point is certainly up for debate, there can be no doubt that the height of the drink's popularity coincided with that city's golden era in the Gilded Age.

For a craft version of the cocktail, try using Boss Tweed Old Tom Gin from Wildrye Distilling along with Interrobang Sweet Vermouth and Bittercube Bitters in the recipe.

 Martinez made with craft spirits from Wildrye Distilling