Date Martinez Recipe

Date Martinez Recipe

[Photo: Elana Lepkowski]

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.

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.
  • Yield:1 cocktail
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 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. 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.