MANHATTAN IN THE FALL
MAKES 1 DRINK
Cinnamon bitters bring an elegant touch of fall to the classic
drink. The Manhattan is an important cocktail because, according to Gary Regan, author of The Joy of Mixology, it is “the first
drink that called for vermouth as a modifier,” leading to the
creation of an entire class of drinks. Its evolution gave rise to
the Martinez, and subsequently the martini.
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce sweet vermouth
3 dashes Cinnamon Bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 cinnamon stick, for garnish
- Fill a mixing glass two-thirds full with ice, and fill a martini
glass with ice water.
- Add the bourbon, vermouth, cinnamon bitters, and Angostura
bitters to the mixing glass.
- Using a bar spoon, stir for 30 seconds, or until chilled.
- Discard the ice water, strain into the martini glass, and garnish
with the cinnamon stick.
TIP: Giving the cinnamon stick a firm whack with the side
of your chef’s knife will help release its flavor and aroma.
- Handcrafted bitters / Will Budlaman