When it comes to cocktails, sometimes you just want simplicity. It will always be interesting to see a bartender build an intricate drink right in front of you — striking a match to set a spice tincture ablaze above a drink will undoubtedly mesmerize anyone for at least a second — but there are few things better than a well-made classic. And the Manhattan is about as timeless as it gets.
If you’re unfamiliar with a Manhattan, almost everything you need to know is in the name. The classic cocktail’s ingredient ratios mimic the city’s original 2-1-2 area code — two ounces of bourbon, one ounce sweet vermouth, two dashes of bitters — and is often served with rich maraschino cherries as a garnish. It’s straightforward, delicious, and easy to tweak or build upon if you want to put your own spin on it.
In celebration of the Manhattan cocktail, bars across New York City will be serving their own takes on the cocktail featuring Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels and Rye Finished in Rum Casks, resulting in a knockout Manhattan every time.Read More