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  1. #1
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    My Best Manhattan So Far

    We took this picture in honor of the best Manhattans we had made so far. The recipe is this:

    (makes one serving I usually only have one drink a night, so I make it worth it. . . .)

    3 oz Old Granddad BIB
    1 1/4 ounces sweet vermouth
    2 - 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
    1 Marachino Cherry

    Shake vigourously, strain, serve with cherry.

    TomC

    PS It is not on the rock in an old fashioned glass, just to large for a martini glass !
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    Re: My Best Manhattan So Far

    Tom,

    I notice that you have Gallo vermouth. Does the brand of vermouth have a noticeable effect on the taste of the final product? (I'm happy to "Buy American" whenever I can.)

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

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    Re: My Best Manhattan So Far

    To All,
    I'm skipping Vermouth in mine and using the Makers Recipe that substitutes 1/2-3/4 oz (to taste) of Maraschino Cherry Juice. I don't use Maker's but I do use their recipe.
    Try it. Has anyone used other bitters besides Angostura??

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    Re: My Best Manhattan So Far

    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Has anyone used other bitters besides Angostura??

    [/QUOTE]

    Yes, Peychauds bitters. Sometimes I use both.

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    Re: My Best Manhattan So Far

    Sometimes I split 1/2 vermouth 1/2 cherry juice, but usually I find that to be too sweet . I havent tried other bitters yet but I ordered some peychaud from the sazerac company recently. They have yet to arrive.


    TomC

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    Re: My Best Manhattan So Far

    I have tried both Martini &amp; Rossi and Gallo vermouth in Manhattans so far, and have found the difference to be slim to negligable (BTW I also find myself putting less and less vermouth in as I continue experimenting.) and the price difference is so great that the less expensive Gallo will probably continue to be my choice.


    TomC

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    Re: Maker\'s Mark Old Fashioned

    I just came across this Makers recipe in a magazine today. I figured to try this tonight as I hadn't had any Makers Mark in quite some time. Turns out it was actually quite good, but I'll still take my bourbon preferably straight.

    Makers Mark Old Fashioned

    1 1/2 oz. Makers Mark
    2 Maraschino cherries
    1/2 oz. Club Soda
    1 teaspoon sugar
    2 orange slices

    Muddle orange slice, maraschino cherry, and teaspoon of sugar in an Old Fashioned glass. Fill glass 3/4 full with ice. Add 1 1/2 oz Makers Mark and a splash of Club Soda. Garnish with additional orange slice and maraschino cherry.

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    Re: My Best Manhattan So Far

    I will surely keep that in mind, nothing but the best for my bourbon!! !

    TomC

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    Re: My Best Manhattan So Far

    Bumperoo
    I was at Liquor Barn and remembered to look for bitters. Gary &amp; Mardee Regan go on and on about Bitters and the Manhattan . Peychaud bitters are available there and are about 40 cents cheaper on the 5 oz bottle than Angostura. The Regans have a recipe for Orange Bitters #4 , They say it is a replacement for DeKuyper Orange Bitters,that are being hard to come by.I found and purchased a product, Collins Orange Bitters. Reasonably priced $1.49 for 2 oz. They claim that a Manhattan with the Orange Bitters #4 is worth the effort. I realize this isn't a lot of help presently , it may be worthwhile to shop for these in September when you visit this area.

 

 

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