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    Re: Perfect Manhattan Combination?

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleRiver View Post
    Looks like some fun recipes I will have to try them out.
    I went back and checked and the Ashtray Heart recipe also has the expressed oil from a grapefruit twist (which is then discarded). I don't always have grapefruit handy so I sometimes skip this step.

    The Ashtray Heart is a favorite from the Beta Cocktail book but you have to like your cocktail on the smokey, dry side!

    The name says it all...
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

    Nullum Gratuitum Prandium
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    Re: Perfect Manhattan Combination?

    Quote Originally Posted by WAINWRIGHT View Post
    Bruce is kind of the cocktail king,I'm sure if he threw those out there every damn one of them is going to be pretty stellar.
    I confess I don't always get into scotch cocktails but if you like scotch the Affinity is worth a shot! But Macallan Cask Strength, like most whisky, continues to creep up making this a pretty spendy cocktail. Not sure how other whisky might fit as the Macallan CS is the suggested spirit.

    Of course the Whisper is pretty pricey too but that one is damned good!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Perfect Manhattan Combination?

    This is how I have been making my Manhattans lately, and they are sooooooo good.
    1dash Angostura Bitters
    1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
    2oz Rittenhouse BIB
    1oz Carpano Antica Formula

    Pretty Simple and not too crazy!

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    Re: Perfect Manhattan Combination?

    Quote Originally Posted by c.dono View Post
    This is how I have been making my Manhattans lately, and they are sooooooo good.
    1dash Angostura Bitters
    1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
    2oz Rittenhouse BIB
    1oz Carpano Antica Formula

    Pretty Simple and not too crazy!
    I have everything on your list on hand, so i might give it a try over the weekend, looks like a nice list.

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    Re: Perfect Manhattan Combination?

    My go to Manhattan is the exact same as c.dono's except I omit the Regan's Orange and just use 2 dashes of Angostura.

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    Re: Perfect Manhattan Combination?

    Quote Originally Posted by c.dono View Post
    This is how I have been making my Manhattans lately, and they are sooooooo good.
    1dash Angostura Bitters
    1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
    2oz Rittenhouse BIB
    1oz Carpano Antica Formula

    Pretty Simple and not too crazy!
    I tried this recipe, great by the way, I have decided Carpano is my favorite of all the Vermouths I have tried and the rittenhouse is a great base rye. On the bitters I have tried multiple combinations.
    Angostura x2
    Angostura x1 and orange x1
    Peychands x1 and orange x1
    Angostura x1 and Peychauds x1
    Peychauds x2
    Orange x2
    I find the orange doesn't add much of a noticeable difference to me, I did however notice that I like just Peychauds the best. But each drink was a very tasty experiment.

    My friend gave me a bottle of Stranahan's, so I have been using that the last couple nights, it is a bit spicy and dry and works pretty well in place of rye.

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    Re: Perfect Manhattan Combination?

    My whole family drinks Manhattans its official family cocktail.

    Everyone has their own spin and thats one of the great things about it.

    My father, brother, and myself all like this mix.

    2 parts Willett Rye
    1 part Antica Carpano Vermouth.
    2 dashes angostura bitters.
    1 Luxardo Cherry in the bottom of the glass

    My dad prefers a heavier pour of rye closer to 3 to 1
    We use different bitters depending on the mood.

    Blantons also makes a fantastic substitute in the recipe

    The Willett Rye brings a lot to the party
    Matt
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    Frantically searching for Elijah Craig Barrel Proof....

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    Re: Perfect Manhattan Combination?

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleRiver View Post
    I tried this recipe, great by the way, I have decided Carpano is my favorite of all the Vermouths I have tried and the rittenhouse is a great base rye. On the bitters I have tried multiple combinations.
    Angostura x2
    Angostura x1 and orange x1
    Peychands x1 and orange x1
    Angostura x1 and Peychauds x1
    Peychauds x2
    Orange x2
    I find the orange doesn't add much of a noticeable difference to me, I did however notice that I like just Peychauds the best. But each drink was a very tasty experiment.

    My friend gave me a bottle of Stranahan's, so I have been using that the last couple nights, it is a bit spicy and dry and works pretty well in place of rye.
    I think I created a bit of a monster,I think the Manhattan kick is only equaled by my pursuit of all these damn expensive beers you keep recommending.......it's a hell of a fun hobby though isn't it?
    "To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human."
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    Re: Perfect Manhattan Combination?

    Ya I have 4 beers on draft and about 30 different bottles in the fridge and I can't stop playing around with the manhattan recipe, lol. We did some Rob Roy's last week with Isle of Jura Prophecy, they was quite intense.

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    Re: Perfect Manhattan Combination?

    Well in that case I'll come over drink all your good beer and leave you a bottle of nice rye it's a win win situation!
    "To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human."
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