Mixing it Up: The Manhattan
Working at a five diamond resort I often get Captain’s of Industry asking me what pairs well with cigars, over the years I have collected a catalog of drinks that I believe pair well and this is the first one. If there’s one drink that’s a classic and represents the apogee of suave style and sophistication, its the Manhattan. The following recipe is my preferred take on the Bourbon Manhattan:
1 1/2 oz bourbon (your choice)- I recommend Makers, or Makers 46 though
2 dashes of bitters
1/4 oz of sweet vermouth
Shake it up and serve in a martini glass or on the rocks. For an added touch garnish it with some brandied cherries.
This post was written by our guest contributor Jake, a bartender at a world-renown five diamond hotel in Phoenix, AZ.