Saturday, July 28, 2007

Drink of the Week: Perfect Manhattan

This is a very civilized drink. What makes it "perfect" is that the ingredient list includes both dry and sweet vermouth.

If you are one of the many folks out there who have been brainwashed by the bone-dry martini crowd into believing that vermouth should be shown to your glass, but never put into it, you should reconsider. Vermouth (either dry or sweet) can add a great note to the flavor profile of your drink. Okay, off the soapbox.

Perfect Manhattan
Stir or shake together:
  • 1/2 oz. each sweet and dry vermouth
  • 2 oz. rye or bourbon whiskey (I prefer rye)
  • dash bitters
Serve up or on the rocks. Garnish with a twist and a cherry (if you have one).

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