Friday, March 8, 2019

The Manhattan- Classic bourbon cocktail

Hello Single Malters, today its time to unleash The Manhattan. It is another classic bourbon drink. I simply love it with Maker's 46 bourbon which so well blends with the other ingredients. There is a certain sophistication about this drink and also comes in a fancy glass. An ideal Manhattan is served in a chilled glass with good bourbon and quality ingredients whipped together by expert hands. Sitting on the other end and enjoying is me as I have never made this at home but will do so and share it with you guys in my future blogs. Now get ready to take your senses for a ride with this adventurous and classy drink.  For those with energy and passion, I have put together a simple recipe below. For the lazy ones like me,  there are some eye candy pictures of the drink for your eyes to feast on. 

Vital Stats
The Manhattan 
2 parts Maker's 46 Bourbon
1 part sweet vermouth
2 dashes of aromatic bitters
Cherry to garnish

How to make it 
1.Combine the ingredients over ice in mixing glass
2. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass  neat or on the rocks
3. Garnish with cherry

The Manhattan Gallery 
( Pictures of The Manhattan drink I had in different places) 

Same drink different occasions @ Lazy Dog, Euless, TX. My Go-To hangout spot.

Having Manhattan @ Manhattan 😃( Tanner Smith's, NY) 

Classic Manhattan @ Thirsty Lion, Euless,TX

 Gran Hotel, Costa Rica ( Ticos have their own version of Manhattan, simply delicious) 

I had so much fun putting this together. Hope you enjoyed reading it as well. What bourbon do you have your Manhattan with? Let me know in the comments section below.

Cheers and Enjoy the fine art of drinking responsibly!


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    1. Absolutely! one of my favorite cocktail.

  2. Lets talk about Mahattan's..Martimi'and the poor neglected liqour Vermouth. Vermouth is like a flu shot you need it but you dont really want it. I spent many years bartending. Technically you cant have a Martini/Manhattan without it, BUT NOBODY WANTS IT!! In a Manhattan what they really want is Whiskey in a pretty glass. Now there us nothing wrong with that, but lets call it what it is! Next question since eveyone says "very light on the Vermouth, how do the make any money, but thats for another post..Cent'Anni

    1. Cool insight on manhanttan..Thanks for sharing. I like mine well balanced with whisky and vermouth carefully whipped together by skilled hands.


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