Articles Tagged: dry vermouth

Manhattan Cocktail

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The Manhattan cocktail may be the best know whiskey cocktail. Of course, the aren’t forgetting the Old Fashioned, OK maybe it is a tie. Although it’s origins are in dispute (like most cocktails), the Manhattan cocktail originated in Manhattan (Surprise!) sometime during the 1870′s.

Served up or on the rocks, a basic Manhattan cocktail consists of Bourbon or Rye, purists insist on Rye, sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters. Unless asked for it a proper Manhattan … Read more

50/50 Split

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The 50/50 split has the perfect balance of two botanically driven ingredients that melt into one soft palatable martini.… Read more

Urquhart Castle

 

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Manhattan 101

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Not only is September Bourbon Heritage Month, Jimmy Russell, Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller is celebrarting his 58th year making Bourbon.  Here’s their twist on the venerable Manhattan.  

Raise a toast to Jimmy for giving this fine Kentucky Bourbon. … Read more

The Thin Man Dry Martini

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This week’s drink of the week is an ode to the 1934 film, The Thin Man.  We picked 1934 as it was the first year after the legalization of booze and no movie better depicts cocktail culture than The Thin Man.  While the Thin Man was nominated for many awards that year, it didn’t clean up at the 7th Annual Academy Awards – the awards went to It Happened One Night.  Yet, today, The Thin … Read more

Merry Maker

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Just for the Holidays, a twist on the classic Manhattan. Perfect for a Holiday Gathering!

Ingredients:
2 parts Maker’s 46
1 part dry vermouth
½ part amaro
Dash of maraschino liqueur
Dash of orange bitters
Orange twist for garnish

Directions:
Stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish.

Courtesy Maker’s Mark Bourbon.… Read more

Lucky’s Manhattan

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Inspired by HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and the Lucky Luciano character played by Vincent Piazza. The cocktail combines Basil Hayden’s warm and spicy Super-Premium bourbon with sweet maple syrup and a cherry for a wonderful libation to enjoy during the show!

Ingredients:
1½ parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
½ part sweet vermouth
½ part dry vermouth
½ part maple syrup
2 dashes of bitters

Directions:
Stir together the bourbon, vermouths, maple syrup and bitters over ice in … Read more

Independence

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Camus VSOP Elegance Cognac
3/4 oz Ruby Port
3/4 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth

Directions:
Stir over ice. Strain into Champagne flute.

Created by Ted Kilgore – St. Louis, MO. Courtesy of Camus Cognac.… Read more

American Dad

post iconIf your Dad’s a class act (or even if he’s not), mix him a classy Father’s Day tipple … The American Dad, made with rye and amer …Read More

420 Martini

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Somehow a couple of kids from Tamalpais High in Marin started the trend of smoking at 420. I think that is when detention got out. This has morphed into an international holiday celebrated on April 20 (4/20).

So what to make a 420 Martini with? Cannabis Vodka, of course! This vodka comes from the very liberal Prague in the Czech Republic. Cannabis vodka is made of super premium vodka infused with Sativa seeds that give … Read more

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