By Ryan on December 30th, 2014
Champagne seems to get all the credit this time of year, and rightfully so. But this year we wanted to offer up a possible alternative, the Manhattan. It’s a classic cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters.
There’s a long list of variations on this recipe, but in an effort to adhere to our somewhat regal brand image, we thought we’d offer up a recipe for the most traditional version.
So, raise a glass gentlemen to a fantastic year and here’s looking forward to 2015!
Either put some ice in it for a few minutes or (Ryan’s favorite) wet the glass with water, shake out the excess and place in the freezer for 5 minutes. The latter should provide you a nice frost on the glass.
Combine the rye whiskey and sweet vermouth into a mixing glass. Now add a few dashes of bitters to your liking. Add some orange peel if you want some citrus influence. Add some ice.
Mix ingredients thoroughly until condensation appears on the inside of the mixing glass. Stir, don’t shake.
Strain the ice either with the cocktail shaker (if this was your mixing glass) or by using a strainer.
For the same reason we add pick stitching to our suits, you need to garnish your Manhattan. Otherwise, it’s just boring!
Add a maraschino cherry and you have yourself a classic Manhattan.
And that’s all there is to it!
In case you still want some champagne options, here’s a great article on a range of affordable and tasty options.
Happy New Year everyone, we’ll see you again in 2015!
By Ryan Wagner
PS: If you’re looking for an elegant white shirt to match the sophistication of your drink, look no further than this white pique fabric.