It is a quite rainy day in Tokyo to start our monday and to start our week I was in the mood for one of my favorite cocktail , MARTINEZ but at the same time I was in the mood to have one of my favorite cachaca , SELETA . In the doubts of which one to choose I decide to have both in one . The results : SELETA MARTINEZ COCKTAIL .
Martinez cocktail is a quite old cocktail . Its origin still a bit unclear but in1887 Jeremiah Thomas book “The Bar-Tender’s Guide” was the first book to be found with the recipe . Some says “Professor Thomas” created this cocktail for a traveller who was on the way to the town Martinez , California . The cocktail consists in genever gin,sweet vermouth,maraschino liqueur and back on the days Boker’s bitters .
Seleta is a brasilian artesanal cachaca which it can be found in Japan as well . Made in the town of Salinas ( Mecca of artesanal cachacas ) and aged with Umburana barrels . Cachaca Seleta producer is a famous man in the cachaca world known as “Captain Toni “