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    Re: Well Crafted Manhattan Contest

    That's interesting; on a recent trip to NY I had an old fashioned that included apple brandy, and it was absolutely amazing. Might have to try this Manhattan. Don't have any Woodford right now, but I'm sure I can find something on the bar to substitute.

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    Re: Well Crafted Manhattan Contest

    I like the twist of spice that Creme de Cassis adds.

    I've substituted a 1/2 oz of it and reduced the sweet vermouth equally.

    Lastly, I love the show that burning orange peel oil adds to the prep and flavor.
    (Squeeze a piece of orange peel through a flame and let the burnt oil land on the surface of the cocktail)

    Kind of like merging a black dahlia with a manhattan.
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    Re: Well Crafted Manhattan Contest

    I substituted Blanton's for the WR because it was handy, and used some home-aged Apple Brandy. I have to say it was a fantastic drink, but I felt guilty calling it a Manhattan. The whiskey was a little too covered to really call it a Manhattan.

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    Re: Well Crafted Manhattan Contest

    I consider the Manhattan "the king of all cocktails," and try to make a perfectly crafted drink every time they are called for.

    Our standard recipe is based in Jackson's bar and cocktail companion, which uses the ratio of 2.5 oz rye to 1 oz sweet vermouth, and angostura bitters, garnished with an maraschino cherry. We modify it by using 2 dashes of blood orange bitters instead of angostura, and for garnish a moonshine-soaked cherry with just a drop or three of the cherried 'shine for good measure. I have yet to also add an orange twist, but plan to try that out soon.

    For whiskey, we use either Bulleit rye, or a homemade infusion of Jim Beam rye with apples, cinnamon, and clove. The fruit and spices of the infusion add a bit to the flavor, but don't cover up the whiskey so it still makes a great Manhattan, one that I feel can still bear the name without shame.

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    Re: Well Crafted Manhattan Contest

    Heard someone order the winning WR Manhattan recipe at the bar today.

    The addition of apple brandy to whiskey is an interesting combination. I enjoy it in the Diamondback cocktail, which is RittBiB, Laird's BiB and green Chartreuse

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    Re: Well Crafted Manhattan Contest

    I have been experimenting with the apple brandy. For my tastes, it works best in straight bourbon Manhattans. I prefer rye-based Manhattans, the apple flavors tend to muddle and mask the spiciness I really enjoy.
    tl; dnr

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    Re: Well Crafted Manhattan Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by yountvillewjs View Post
    I have been experimenting with the apple brandy. For my tastes, it works best in straight bourbon Manhattans. I prefer rye-based Manhattans, the apple flavors tend to muddle and mask the spiciness I really enjoy.
    Try this one:

    Diamondback

    1.5oz Rittenhouse BiB
    .75oz Laird's BiB
    .75oz Green Chartreuse

    Combine everything in a cocktail glass, add ice and stir well. Strain, garnish as you please, enjoy!

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    Re: Well Crafted Manhattan Contest

    I've messed around with many Diamondback variants since the drink was first made for me a couple years ago, and I have to say the one in the PDT Cocktail Book, while unorthodox, might be my favorite:

    2 oz. Rittenhouse BIB
    .5 oz. Laird's BIB
    .5 oz. Yellow Chartreuse

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    Re: Well Crafted Manhattan Contest

    2 oz Rittenhouse 100
    3/4 oz Noilly Prat rouge vermouth
    1 splash Fee Brothers Orange Bitters
    5 or 6 Large ice cubes

    Shake violently for about a minute. You have to really get the air in there. You need large ice cubes so they don't break up and water it down too much.

    Strain over 2 large clear ice cubes and garnish with an orange slice. Even better, a blood orange slice.

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    Re: Well Crafted Manhattan Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by LongBeachScott View Post
    2 oz Rittenhouse 100
    3/4 oz Noilly Prat rouge vermouth
    1 splash Fee Brothers Orange Bitters
    5 or 6 Large ice cubes

    Shake violently for about a minute. You have to really get the air in there. You need large ice cubes so they don't break up and water it down too much.

    Strain over 2 large clear ice cubes and garnish with an orange slice. Even better, a blood orange slice.
    I'll do it, but it's against my religion to "shake" a manhattan. And it is further a sin to shake "violently".
    "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero"
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