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  1. #21
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    Re: What is your recipe for the Perfect Manhattan?

    Wow you guys have some elaborate recipes.

    Lots of good ideas here!

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    Re: What is your recipe for the Perfect Manhattan?

    Have any of you guys who use Ritt Rye experimented with a high rye Bourbon such as Old Grand Dad?

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    Re: What is your recipe for the Perfect Manhattan?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Have any of you guys who use Ritt Rye experimented with a high rye Bourbon such as Old Grand Dad?
    I used to make them with Canadian whiskey, like Seagrams 7, Canadian Mist... aren't those high rye?

    I thought they were very good. Very smooth, not really distinctive or overpowering flavor.

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    Re: What is your recipe for the Perfect Manhattan?

    The Canadians have a rye influence Alden but it's not a very strong presence. It could be said the standard Canadian profile is to be a whisky that mixes easily and doesn't overpower the drink. Nothing like the robust taste of a Rittenhouse or Grand Dad.

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    Re: What is your recipe for the Perfect Manhattan?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Have any of you guys who use Ritt Rye experimented with a high rye Bourbon such as Old Grand Dad?
    Yes, I do that often.

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    Re: What is your recipe for the Perfect Manhattan?

    Lately I have been mixing rye and bourbon to make my Manhattans. I don't use much vermouth, so I think the sweetness of the bourbon balances that out nicely. My last ones have been 1 part Baby Saz, 1 part OGD BIB, 0.5 part vermouth with a dash or two of bitters. Four Roses has also been known to make an appearance in place of the Old Grand-dad.

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    Re: What is your recipe for the Perfect Manhattan?

    I really like the rye to be bold and stand out in my Manhattans.I use a 2:1 ratio of Willet 5yr rye to Chizano vermouth and 4 dashes of Peychauds bitters.I stir in a cocktail shaker with 6-8 ice cubes for around 45 seconds,strain and serve in a Martini glass with Swans organic cherries that are Armagnac soaked as garnish.
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    Re: What is your recipe for the Perfect Manhattan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alden View Post
    I used to make them with Canadian whiskey, like Seagrams 7, Canadian Mist... aren't those high rye?

    I thought they were very good. Very smooth, not really distinctive or overpowering flavor.
    Many Canadian whiskies are essentially bourbon and rye flavored vodka. They will be smooth in the way a vodka cocktail is smooth. If that's a very high priority in a pour you might find it productive to explore more canadian whiskey products.

    Do a search on Seagrams and I think you will find its an american blended whiskey.

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    Re: What is your recipe for the Perfect Manhattan?

    My manhattan recipe is pretty straight forward and basic--Willett rye, dolin rouge vermouth, angostura bitters, cheery. But wanted to provide a few links of some interesting articles about this great cocktail.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karl-k..._b_551232.html


    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...809595050.html


    http://www.esquire.com/drinks/manhattan-drink-recipe


    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/fashion/29shake.html

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    Re: What is your recipe for the Perfect Manhattan?

    Just made one with JB rye, Gallo sweet vermouth, angostura bitters, and three cherrys.

    Sipping it now. Not bad.

    Spicier than when I use Seagrams 7, that's for sure!
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

 

 

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