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Ingredients

Barware

Martini glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon
Strainer

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

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Serve in a

Martini glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass. TOP with a shot or so of chilled soda.

1 12 fl oz Cognac VSOP
2 fl oz Martini Rosso vermouth
2 dash Orange bitters (optional)
Top up with Soda from siphon
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AKA:

New Orleans Manhattan

Comment:

Old-school, but approachable so. Dry and herbal. A great aperitif.

Variant:

Delmonico (with Angostura in place of orange bitters).

About:

Recipe adapted from 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.

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