The Basic Foundational Recipe & Specs to the Manhattan and the Martini Cocktails
Stirred Up – Contributed by “The Cocktail Collective”
Ingredients: ¾ oz Sweet Vermouth, 2¼ oz Rye Whiskey, 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Preparation: In a mixing glass combine ingredients over ice. Stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Perfect: Split the vermouth between sweet and dry. Inquire as to guest’s preference for a cherry or lemon twist garnish.
Dry: Replace the sweet vermouth with dry vermouth. Inquire as to guest’s preference for garnish.
¾ oz Dry Vermouth, 2 ¼ oz Plymouth Gin, 1 dash Orange Bitters
Preparation: In a mixing glass combine ingredients over ice. Stir. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with lemon oil.
Dry: Reduce the amount of Vermouth to the specifications of the guest.
Bone Dry: Eliminate Vermouth and bitters. Inquire as to guest’s preferred garnish.
Dirty: Eliminate the vermouth and bitters and substitute olive brine. Garnish with olives.
Gibson: A martini that is garnished with a cocktail onion.