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The Basic Foundational Recipe & Specs to the Manhattan and the Martini Cocktails


Stirred Up – Contributed by “The Cocktail Collective”
Cocktail: ManhattanManhattan_2

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.

Variants:

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.

Cocktail: Martini

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.

Variants:

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.


 

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