The Best Of Both Worlds
What’s the difference between an Old Fashioned and a Manhattan? As any dedicated whiskey drinker knows, while both cocktails feature whiskey and bitters, an Old Fashioned gets a sugar cube and orange peel garnish, while a Manhattan gets a dose of sweet vermouth and a brandied cherry for garnish.
But what if you blurred those lines ala Robin Thicke and merged them into one? You’d get a Fashionable Manhattan. It borrows the citrus appeal from an Old Fashioned, but keeps the sweet vermouth from a Manhattan. Oh, and it’s made with bourbon. Cue Robin, “I think I’m outta my mi-iiiiiiiind.”
FASHIONABLE MANHATTAN courtesy of Liquor.com
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 Lime wedge
1 Lemon wedge
1 Orange wedge
1.5 oz Makers Mark Bourbon
.5 oz Sweet vermouth
- In a cocktail glass, lightly muddle the bitters, lime, lemon and orange.
- Remove the fruit remnants and discard.
- Add the bourbon and vermouth to a shaker and fill with ice.
- Shake vigorously and strain into the prepared glass.
- Run a bar spoon around the inside of the glass to incorporate the bitters and fruit oils.
- Garnish with a lightly crushed maraschino cherry.