Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Applejack Manhattan

So I said I was done with doing variations of Manhattans. One is enough; you don't need to do a Canadian and a brandy version, much less a pisco or tequila one. But I broke down when I got this bottle of Carpano Antica Formula vermouth. It is really bitter and rich. It should stand up to your funkier whiskeys and still be a key element. My guess is there is significant amounts of quinine in it and so it tastes like a rich red tonic.

In that weird instance where you don't have whiskey but you happen to have Applejack, make this drink.
  • 2 oz. applejack
  • 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
  • cherry
Combine all ingredients except cherry in a shaker with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the cherry.

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