Friday, November 19, 2010


This weekend is Rachel's BIG birthday extravaganza.....
She picked her weekend cocktail ..THE MANHATTAN!!!
One of the finest and oldest cocktails. It was the first cocktail to use vermouth. Some have said a Canadian whisky was the original whisky but my friends that are true "MANHATTANITES" say it was a rye whisky...heck I am a "WINE-er" so I don't really know!!!!!
2 oz rye whisky
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
2-3 dashes of bitters (optional)
garnish with a maraschino cherry
Some alternatives:
Dry Manhattan: uses dry vermouth not sweet
Perfect Manhattan: uses equal parts sweet and dry vermouth
Brandy, Scotch or Southern Comfort Manhattan: replaces whisky with these spirits
Happy Birthday Rachel!

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