Preston is a superb bartender and made a lovely Gin and Tonic for me as a pre-dinner cocktail. However he made a smashing Manhattan for another guest and I woke up the next morning with this watercolor in my head.
Below is a standard Manhattan recipe- but I do believe that it is the bartender and the ingredients which make the drink:
Manhattan makes 1
- 1-1/2 ounces rye or bourbon (Maker’s Mark is good here)
- 3/4 ounce sweet red vermouth
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- garnish with a maraschino cherry (probably best to leave off the English Robin in a tophat! 🙂 )
Enjoy responsibly with someone you love!