1 oz Appleton V/X Rum (Plantation Dark)
3/4 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth (Dolin)
1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass.
Two Fridays ago, my need for a post-work nightcap found me flipping through the pages of the Death & Co. Cocktail Book where I spotted a straight spirits Phil Ward recipe. Phil's Martica was his 2007 riff on a Martinez substituting brandy and rum for the Old Tom gin. Moreover, the structure also reminded me of a Vieux Carré with a swap of the liqueurs being one of the biggest flavor differences. There also seems to be a Chocolate Martica recipe out there where Phil substituted a healthy dose of Bittermens' Mole Bitters instead of the Angostura, but I went with the original in the book.