Monday, October 19, 2015

Cocktail: Perfect Manhattan

Perfect Manhattan

Many would argue that a traditional Manhattan is as perfect as a Manhattan needs to be. Yet there is a variation called the Perfect Manhattan, so named because it's made with both sweet and dry vermouth in "perfect" balance--1/2 ounce of each. With this Manhattan, ditch the cherry and garnish with a lemon twist instead.

Perfect Manhattan

2 oz. rye whiskey
1/2 oz. dry vermouth
1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters
Lemon twist garnish

Combine whiskey, vermouths and bitters in a cocktail mixing glass with ice. Stir until very cold, at least 30 seconds. Garnish with lemon twist.

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