Perfect Manhattan, Mocktail Manhattan (recipes below video)
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Pre-chill martini or coupe glass.
Stir gently for 90+ seconds over ice:
• 2 dashes bitters (Angostura is classic)
• 1 oz sweet vermouth (we used Carpano Antica Formula)
• 2 oz Bourbon or American rye whiskey
Discard ice from glass, strain cocktail into glass, garnish with a cherry (we used Jack Rudy.)
For a Perfect Manhattan, replace 1/2 oz of sweet vermouth with Dry Vermouth (we use Noilly Prat).
For a Dry Manhattan, replace all of the sweet vermouth with Dry Vermouth and replace the cherry with lemon zest.
In glass, stir together:
• 2 dashes bitters (we used Bitter Truth’s Jerry Thomas’s Own Decanter Bitters)
• 1 oz pomegranate juice
• 2 oz iced tea (we used Elmwood Inn’s Southern Pecan which is a black tea)
To enhance the mocktail, consider adding spices to the tea like cinnamon or nutmeg.
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