Monday, May 30, 2016


The Opening is really just an easy drink to make for someone who is not used to the bite of whiskey. I was hoping that it would be an "opening" to a series of complimentary whiskey drinks I could make, but it turns out that this one is too sweet as the recipe is written. It comes off a little like candy and less like a cocktail.

Carpano Antica Formula does great work in keeping a bitter edge to this drink, and I wanted to add bitters as well just to make it more interesting. Look, with Canadian whisky, you already have the most drinkable whiskey on hand, 1/2 ounce of grenadine is overkill. But this might just be your opening to Manhattan drinking.

  • 2 oz. Canadian whisky
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. grenadine (1/4 oz. recommended)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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