This past week I happened to be covering a bar shift at Myron’s (yes this happens often, so come see me) for one of my bartenders.  This couple came and sat at the bar, I asked if I could get them something to drink, and the girl immediately asked for a Manhattan.  Now, when I first was maturing and making the switch from only beer to trying liquors, I went with the training wheels approach and started by drinking Manhattans to develop a taste/tolerance for bourbon.  So when this woman ordered her Manhattan, it brought back those days, and suddenly gave me a craving for a really good one! As soon as I got home from work that night, I mixed up this little variation that I have been drinking every night since!  Cheers!


Manhattan Variation

  • 1.5 oz Bourbon
  • 1.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • .25 oz Amaretto
  • 3 dashs of Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters

In a mixing glass, add all of the above ingredients.  Add ice. Stir until the outside of the glass becomes cold to the touch.  Strain into a chilled coupe glass.


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