Date Martinez Recipe

Elana Lepkowski

Why It Works

  • Date molasses is less sweet and more complex in flavor than simple syrup.
  • Amontillado sherry's nutty and dry characteristics complement the rich dates.

Date molasses, which is made of nothing but dates, is your secret ingredient to a rich, nutty fall cocktail in this riff on the Martinez.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

Rate & Comment


  • 1 1/2 ounces amontillado dry sherry, such as Lustau

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin, such as Ford’s

  • 3/4 ounce date molasses

  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters

  • Orange peel, for garnish


  1. Fill a mixing glass 2/3 with ice, then pour in sherry, gin and date molasses. Add the dashes of Peychaud’s and stir 20 seconds to chill. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist orange peel over top of drink to release oils and garnish drink with peel.

Special Equipment

Mixing glass, bar spoon, cocktail strainer

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
183 Calories
0g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 183
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 273mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 183mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)