Winter has been hanging about longer than most Chicagoans expected. I've been trying to embrace this, rather than combat it, but mixing some wintery cocktails. Once summer comes, I'm sure I'll be on the gin wagon, so let us celebrate the last gasp of winter with these warming variations on a Manhattan.
This is an altered recipe from Dave's Coffee. I made this for Grandma Club and we all thought the coffee flavor could go down a bit, so I reduced the ratio in this recipe.
- 3-4 dashes of Angostura bitters and a splash of water. Swirl the glass so that the bitters coat the walls. (This is done so the syrup doesn't stick to the rocks glass)
- 2 oz of rye whiskey
- 0.5 to 1 oz of Dave's Coffee Syrup
- twist orange or blood orange rind
- ice cube
As in, my house recipe for a Manhattan. Donovan and I have gotten into an argument over this recipe and claims I make it wrong. What can I say, I don't like a mushy cherry at the bottom of my drink, so I subbed it for maraschino liqueur.<
- 2 oz Rye (I love Old Overholt as a good "house well")
- 1/2 oz sweet vermouth (Don't scimp on your vermouth - it is worth it to splurge as it makes or breaks a drink.)
- 1/2 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
- 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Those are the two cocktails I've been drinking a lot of lately. I have one more cocktail I really enjoy for winter that I will be sharing with you soon. Do you have any favorite winter cocktails?