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
  • ice

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 😉


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My name is Andrei, Andrei-Paul Muresan. I’m an IT professional, born in the wonderful year of 1982, in the heart of Transylvania (for people who don’t know, the heart of Transylvania is a city called Cluj-Napoca, located in Eastern Europe, in Romania to be more exact). Here’s a photo of me, just to put a face to the name I mentioned Transylvania because most people are more likely to know where Transylvania is and not where Romania is oh and by the way, vampires, they’re just ghost stories, sorry to disappoint everybody. As you might expect, given my profession, I’m passionate about technology and everything that surrounds it, but I am also a great spirits fan, and when I say spirits I mean scotch, whisk(e)y and cognac, but also spirit based cocktails, and I also enjoy a good cigar (I never say no to a good cigar). I like to mix all that with a good tune and also a good game, I own a couple of game consoles. I am, by no means, an expert in the scotch/whisk(e)y/cognac/cigar world, but I am keen on learning everything there is to know about it, so I’m launching an invitation to you, to join me in this virtual journey as we learn together.

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