Emerging Brands Lead Nick Demjen sits with Matteo Luxardo to discuss the Luxardo family's legacy of crafting world-class spirits and passion for innovation. From cherry farming to family secrets and Luxardo's Sour Cherry Gin, they cover it all!
Below, Horizon's Manager of Spirits Education, Pat Gaggiano, shows us how to make The Martinez.
Father of the modern day Martini: The Martinez
Our play on this great cocktail to transition to the Fall months beautifully highlights the Luxardo line-up!
1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
3/4 oz Luxardo Fernet Amaro
2 oz Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin
2 dashes Fee Brothers Orange Bitters
1 Lemon Peel
2 Luxardo Maraschino Cherries
Step 1 Pour first 3 ingredients into mixing glass. Add 2 dashes of Fee Brothers Orange Bitters then add ice. Stir 15-20 seconds then strain into coup glass.
Step 2 Zest the lemon: rub the peel on coup glass rim, express lemon oil into the coup glass, then discard the peel. Finally, garnish with the skewered Luxardo Maraschino Cherries.