Thursday, November 29, 2007
Sobriety Checkpoint: The Manhattan
With the promise of cold weather there is nothing more inviting than a drink that will warm you up.
addROC, my personal chef and mixologist, has been making lots of fun, pretty, and most importantly, tasty drinks lately.
I may be The Brooklyn Nester, but, our neighboring borough is equally divine, especially when it's in a glass.
Something our parents and grandparents take a sip of and are hit with a wave of nostalgia.
And, best of all, it's simple. It meets my rule for three ingredients or less. And, it kicks some serious ass.
The Manhattan makes you re-think Red Bull© and Vodka and other trashy drinks we fall into the habit of ordering sometimes.
This recipe is tried and true.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
2 OZ Rye or Bourbon Whiskey
1/2 OZ Sweet Vermouth
A Dash of Angostura® Bitters
A Few Cubes
Easy. Strong. Delicious.
A perfect night cap.
So cheers to a borough that isn't Brooklyn...especially if it's on the rocks!
P.S. I also LOVE this drink with a dash of Orange Bitters. And, if I'm feeling super classy, I'll break out the traditional Martini glasses.