Hey guys. How’s it going? So I’m back, as promised, with a nice classic cocktail using this lovely rye whiskey.
Not sure what you guys know about the Manhattan cocktail, so I’ll give you some background. So as with most cocktails, there are a lot of rumors as to where it originated. The word on the street is that this classic cocktail originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s, so it’s got some history behind it 🙂 Some sources say that it was invented by Dr. Iain Marshall at a banquet hosted in honor of presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden. Others say that it was invented by a bartender named Black in a bar on Broadway sometime in the 1860s. But these are stories that cannot really be backed up, all we can agree on is that this was probably invented somewhere in Manhattan, hence the name 😉
Alright, so, let’s see what one needs for ingredients to make a Manhattan cocktail:
- 60ml of Baby Saz rye whiskey
- 30ml of Cinzano Rosso sweet vermouth (but you can use other brands too, just make sure it’s top shelf stuff)
- 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
- 1 dash of Angostura orange bitters
- a brandied cherry
- a mixing glass
- a jigger to measure the units
- a coupe glass
How to mix it
Add all the ingredients into the mixing glass with ice, and stir until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled coupe.
Garnish with a brandied cherry and an orange or lemon peel.
And that’s it, you have yourself a Baby Saz Manhattan cocktail! 🙂
Now it’s your turn, try it ! And let me know about your experience with mixing your very own Baby Saz Manhattan cocktail 😉