|1 1⁄2 fl oz||Cognac VSOP|
|1 1⁄2 fl oz||Martini Rosso sweet vermouth|
|1⁄12 fl oz||Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup|
|3 dash||Angostura or other aromatic bitters|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Thomas Henry Soda Water|
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New Orleans Manhattan
Old-school, but approachable so. Dry and herbal. A great aperitif.
This recipe is faithful to the first known reference to this cocktail in George J. Kappeler's 1895 Modern American Drinks.
In his 1931 book Old Waldorf Bar Days, Albert Stevens Crockett notes of this drink, "Named after a school for young men, whose site is contiguous to the Charles River, in a suburb of Boston. Alumni who drunk it sometimes lost the 'Harvard accent'."
Our Manhattan cocktail page features a detailed history and other variants.