Chocolate Rye Malt Manhattan
Good Lord. Let us all take a moment and hold each other’s hands. Let’s take a deep breath and dive into one of the most rewarding and richest of historic cocktails - the Manhattan - blessed be the fruit (cherry, lemon or orange twist).
- 15ml sweet vermouth*
- 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters (and we’re talking proper dashes here, not drops)
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass, stir until chilled, strain into a chilled nick and nora glass, garnish with an orange twist or a cherry.
This drink is there to play with, find your own ratio - if you find the higher ABV of Chocolate Rye Malt confronting you may prefer a 40ml/20ml ratio, or some additional dilution. Whatever you end up with, we think you’re going to be as delighted as we are.
*There are three mainstays at the top of this family tree - Sweet Manhattan (also commonly known as a Manhattan), Dry Manhattan or Perfect Manhattan. A Manhattan is whisky (usually Rye or Bourbon) mixed with vermouth and bitters. If you use dry vermouth it becomes a Dry Manhattan, if you use sweet (unsurprisingly) it’s a Sweet Manhattan and if you use a combo of the two it’s perfect. We’re partial to a Sweet Manhattan - there is something about the fructose hit of sweet vermouth that buoys whisky. But heaven forbid you take our word for it - try them for yourself.
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