After four grueling weeks of playing catch-up on my 2012 bookkeeping in order to meet a March 11th deadline (such an appropriate word) for my accountant, I needed something wonderful last night to mark the occasion to the end of such suffering. The obvious reward? The perfect Manhattan...or two?
This particular recipe created by my talented mixologist of a brother, Scott, is fantastic. The only way it's better is if he's mixing it for me....although, I do have husband Michael on a fast learning curve!
Scott's Mind Altering Manhattan
1 1/2 ounce Rye Whiskey (I prefer Bulleit, Bourbon will work too)
1 teaspoon dry white vermouth
1 teaspoon sweet red vermouth
Splash of orange bitters
Splash of Angostura bitters
1 teaspoon juice from jarred maraschino cherries
2 maraschino cherries without stems
Long orange-zest twist
Fill a rock's glass with ice. Measure in the rye and red and white vermouth. Add the bitters and maraschino cherry juice. Stir slightly. Drop in two cherries. Garnish with an orange twist.
Sometimes a girl's just gotta....
Sit back, relax and pray to God you are actually done with your taxes. I did.