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mazag08
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Spiderdude..

I made my usual Manhatten last night but tried a couple variations..

The usual:
1 oz Knob Creek 9 year
1 oz Old Forester Rye 100 proof
1.5 oz Martini & Rossi Rosso sweet vermouth
2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
Light squeeze of an orange slice

Variation 1:
1 oz Knob Creek 9 year
1 oz Old Forester Rye 100 proof
1.25 oz Martini & Rossi Rosso sweet vermouth
0.5 oz Mathilde raspberry liquer
2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
Light squeeze of an orange slice

Variation 2:
1 oz Knob Creek 9 year
1 oz Old Forester Rye 100 proof
1 oz Martini & Rossi Rosso sweet vermouth
0.75 oz Benedictine
2-3 dashes orange bitters
Light squeeze of a lemon slice

Variation 3:
1 oz Knob Creek 9 year
1 oz Old Forester Rye 100 proof
1 oz Martini & Rossi Rosso sweet vermouth
0.75 oz St Germaine Elderflower liquer
2-3 dashes peach bitters
Light squeeze of a lemon slice

My favorite was the 2nd variation, wife liked the 3rd.

What I'm wondering is if there are better vermouths or aperitivos to pair with some of these combinations. I've never had Fiero, but feel like it would go well with the Benedictine based on its flavor description. I keep Campari and Aperol on my shelf, but I'm not looking for bitter here.
lazuras_dc
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I've taken a liking to the black Manhattan much more than the traditional
2oz Rye, 1 oz. Amaro, 2 dashes each of angostura and orange bitters. stir on ice and garnish w/ luxardo cherry


Also this bluebeery gin sour is great

Muddle blueberries in 1 oz simple syrup, then add 1 oz lemon juice, 2 oz gin, and a dash or egg white. shake on ice and double strain. garnish w/ lemon and blueberry
SpiderDude
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Sorry man, I've ignored this thread for a bit! Those look good! I would just try some different vermouths to see what you prefer. I've always thought Cynar had some great vermouth like qualities.
HTownAg98
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A tequila old fashioned made with chocolate bitters is outstanding. I had this at the bar at The Ruby Hotel, and have been making them now.
G Martin 87
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Which tequila? My guess is the chocolate bitters would need a strong tequila to compete with the bittersweet, but I can't imagine this working with a blanco.
HTownAg98
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Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Anejo.
 
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