Manhattan Story: on the grapevine

A current fascination with Manhattans dictated my order at Manifesto when we stopped by last weekend. While I love the smokey seductiveness of mezcal, and am still big on Old Tom gin, I couldn’t resist the pull of the Grapevine Manhattan.

Manifesto's Grapevine Manhattan by candlelight

Manifesto’s interpretation starts with Maison Rouge VSOP Cognac, instead of the traditional whiskey. Lillet Blanc’s citrusy sweetness stands in for vermouth. The Italian-made Averna brings an herbaceous dryness and hint of orange to the mix, while peach bitters round it all out. Stirred, served up in a coupe glass with a little carafe of extra on the side, and whiskey-infused dried cherries to garnish. It may not be what most people think of when they think “Manhattan,” but it’s certainly stayed on my mind.

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~ by fooddrinklife on March 16, 2011.

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