For the tenth drink of Christmas, my bartender made for me, the Perfect Manhattan.
A lot of people seem to lean towards saccharine cocktails around this time of year, fortunately for you I am not one of those people. I prefer a nice dry cocktail. And the Manhattan is the perfect choice.
- 2 ounces Kentucky bourbon
- 1/2 fluid ounce sweet Italian vermouth
- 1/2 fluid ounce dry French vermouth
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
1. Stir the rye, vermouth and bitters well with cracked ice. Do not shake a Manhattan, there’s nothing wrong with shaking, really, but it will make it cloudy and topped with an algae-like foam. It won’t taste any worse, although it’ll feel thinner on the tongue. And it will be ugly – we don’t do ugly.