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Thread: The Manhattan

  1. #11
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    Re: The Manhattan

    I don't know that I ever drink Manhattan cocktails. When we were discussing them a year or so ago, I ordered one in a bar one evening. It never came.

    Tim

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    Re: The Manhattan

    For myself 3 to 1 ratio makes a fine drink ( rye or bourbon). I add a few drops of bitters and a cherry is a must. For guests who request Canadian, a 2 to 1 ratio with bitters , a cherry and a slice of orange.

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    Re: The Manhattan

    I like a Maraschino Cherry Infused Bourbon, a cherry and the bitters. I make the infusion with drained maraschino's and soak them with WT 101 or OGD BIB. The extra proof is needed with the pomegranate taste of the maraschinos.
    I love them shakin' till little shards of ice will be strained into the chilled glass.
    BTW: I discard all the juice from the cherries. You can tell when the bourbon is ready because the cherries get "Bleached" to a pale brick red.


    Aside: Are grenadine, maraschino cherry juice and sweetened pomegranate juice essentially the same???

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    Re: The Manhattan

    I love them shakin' till little shards of ice will be strained into the chilled glass.
    Okay, there's one vote for "bruising" is okay.

    Since nobody else has voiced their opinions, I did a Google search and it looks like there are mixed opinions about it. If you're into martinis there are some good webpages in that list.


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    Re: The Manhattan

    Grenadine is supposed to be based on pomegranate juice. Not the same as maraschino at all. A common misconconception is that grenadine is cherry flavored.

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    Re: The Manhattan

    The only way to go is with rye. Try a VW rye with Vya sweet vermouth. Vya kicks a** compared to other vermouths. I even drink it straight.

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    Re: The Manhattan

    Pomegranite in Spanish is Granada or sometimes spelled Grenada. so its safe to say Grenadine juice is from a pomegranite.

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    Re: The Manhattan

    Rose's Grenadine, a popular brand, IMHO is sweetened colored water. It does state it contains natural flavor but does not list pomegranate. (is spelling nite or Nate?).

    There is a brand of pomegranate juice that can purchased in refrigerated section of grocery store: POM

    They sell a 100% juice version. I have used this with a simple sugar syrup to make my own grenadine.

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    Re: The Manhattan

    Thanks for the vermouth tip!

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    Re: The Manhattan

    So far I've come up empty finding the Vya. Just lots of Tribuno and Martini & Rossi. I'll have to look in Maryland on my next sale run.

 

 

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