May I suggest a Perfect Manhattan?
1 1/2 oz whisky (Canadian Club was the preferred)
1/4 oz. dry Vermouth
1/4 oz Vermouth rosso
dashes of Angostura bitters
opt: twist of orange
Despite what Nick Charles would have you believe, don’t shake this to a foxtrot, instead stir in a mixing glass filled with ice cubes. Serve neat in a chille cocktail glass garnished with the cherry. Some say this was invented at the Manhattan Club in 1874 for Lady Randolph Churchill who was having a party for politician Samuel J. Tilden.
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He does look particularly festive shaking, however.
At first I thought your post title said “End of a Horror.” Quite the same thing, no? Drinks are on the house!
I love a Manhattan!
My version is as follows (to each his own eh?)
2 oz. of your favorite bourbon whiskey
1/4 oz. vermouth rosso
1/4 oz. maraschino cherry juice
swirl this in ice ten times and pour into a stemmed glass
Cheers my friend.
Mrs Lens and I are off to a Christmas (house) party tonight. She will be decked out in St. Patrick’s blue. My rig will be mini-hounds tooth wool slacks (RL), black cashmere jacket (RL), light blue plaid patterned OCBD (RL), black knit tie (J. Press), yellow cashmere sweater-vest (RL), black tasseled slip-ons (Cole Haan). The shirt/vest/tie I’m stealing from a Jimmy Stewart photo.
Drinks all around!! Celebrate the Season I say!
Excellent post. That is a fine morsel as to the provenance of the Manhattan. I prefer mine with Maker’s Mark and the orange twist. Keep in mind the importance of spirits in the founding of the U.S. and civilization at-large. Exercise your right! http://bit.ly/4IDn2D
While old friends Tom and Betsy Bulleit (Lexington Kentucky) are distilling some mighty fine bourbon these days, one must test Knob Creek Bourbon for a truly smooth ride; but on the rocks please.
Hmmm, haven’t had Knob Creek in a … well, in an age.