The Manhattan


Manhattan Au Poivre

A martini with black olives on top of a wooden table.

A steak dinner often suggests a robust red wine.  Instead, what about a cocktail that makes you want to have a bite of steak?  The goal when pairing cocktails with food is to craft a drink that makes one want a bite of the food with each sip of the…

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Rum Manhattan

A martini in a glass.

Most of the Rum Manhattan recipes that I read make a cloyingly sweet drink.  This Rum Manhattan I crafted I hope you will find is amazingly complex. We used Don Q Vermouth Cask Aged Rum, but any Rum that you enjoy neat will do as well, (maybe better to your…

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Irish Manhattan

I have created several riffs on the Classic Manhattan using Irish Whiskey. While rye and bourbon are the classics in the Manhattan, I don’t see any reason not to try an Irish Whiskey. Specifically the Tullamore Dew 10 year old Single Malt. As I’ve noted before, the Tullamore Dew has…

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MxMo Manhattan

Manhattan Barrel Aged 3

We have two offerings for this Month’s Mixology Monday, “I’ll take Manhattan!”  This one, from our fearless MxMo leader, Frederic of the CocktailVirgin blog, challenges us to revisit the classic cocktail. Our first submission is the Manhattan 2.0 – a “Modern” version of the Manhattan with the added nuance of…

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