Metropole

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon
Strainer

Nutrition

There are approximately 208 calories in one serving of Metropole.

Styles & Flavours

Metropole image

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

2 fl oz Cognac
1 fl oz Noilly Prat Extra Dry
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters
1 dash Angostura Orange Bitters
14 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
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Comment:

I've slightly tweaked this recipe from the original as it cried out for sweetness but it remains a dry cognac Manhattan.

About:

Named after The Hotel Metropole, located just off Times Square at 147 West 43rd Street. This was the first hotel in New York City to have running water in every room but had a less than salubrious reputation due to the clientele its all-night licensed street-level Café Metropole attracted. As Albert Stevens Crockett says in his 1935, 'The Old Waldorf Bar Days', "Attributed to a once well known and somewhat lively hotel, whose bar was a long centre of life after dark in the Times Square district."

In the early morning hours of 16th July 1912 Herman Rosenthal, the owner of several New York gambling dens, was murdered as he left Café Metropole (a crime recounted in the story of the Jack Rose). Just one week after the murder, The Hotel Metropole went bankrupt, later to become became the Hotel Rosoff.

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