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Manhattan Cocktail

I like a Manhattan made with Maker's Mark. It is so smooth with a hint of vanilla... and within a Manhattan; there is nothing better. My favorite variation of the recipe is this:

Use orange bitters instead of the more popular Angostura. Shake exactly two drops into a martini glass, swirl it around and dump out any excess that doesn't cling to the glass. In a cocktail shaker half-filled with crushed ice, add two shots of Maker's Mark and one shot of Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth (I find Cinzano a little too robust and Noilly Prat too cloying--you want to taste the bourbon, not the vermouth). Swirl the mixture around but don't bruise it; you don't want a cloudy Manhattan. Strain into a martini glass and add a maraschino cherry

Feb 27, 2007
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