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The Manhattan

This cocktail was created in the 1870’s at New York City’s Manhattan Club for dinner organized by Lady Jenny Churchill, the Brooklyn resident who became Winston Churchill’s mother.

 

2 ˝ ounces Russell's Reserve Rye 6yr

˝ to 1 ˝ ounces Martelletti Vermouth Classico

3 dashes Hella Bitters Citrus

1 maraschino cherry

Chill a stemmed cocktail (martini) glass. Pour the Russel Rye, Vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes. Stir well to blend and chill. Strain the mixture into the cocktail glass. Garnish with the maraschino cherry.

 

The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned was first made at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, KY, by the bartender for one of the old regular, a retired Civil War general, who didn’t care for the taste of straight whiskey!


˝ orange slice

1 maraschino cherry, stem removed

2 ˝ ounces Buffalo Trace Bourbon

3 dashes Hella Bitters Citrus

1 teaspoon water

˝ teaspoon superfine sugar

In an old-fashioned glass combine the orange slice, cherry, bitters, water and sugar.

Using the back of a teaspoon, muddle the ingredients, dissolving the sugar and mashing the fruit somewhat. Fill the glass with ice cubes, add the Bourbon and stir gently

 

The Sazerac

The Sazerac was invented in the mid-19th Century by Leon Lamothe, a bartender in New Orleans. The original recipe called for brandy as its base, however in time this changed to Bourbon.


2 teaspoons Osbello Absinthe Verte

˝ teaspoon superfine sugar

3 dashes Peychaud bitters

1 teaspoon water

1 cup finely crushed ice

2 ˝ ounces Evan Williams Bourbon, Single Barrel Vintage (2001)

1 lemon twist

 

1-Pour the absinthe into an old-fashioned glass and swirl it around to coat the glass. Pour out any excess

2-In another old-fashioned glass, muddle together the sugar, bitters and water with the back of a spoon until the sugar dissolves.

3-Fill the first glass with crushed ice

4-Add the bourbon to the muddled mixture and stir gently; pour into the ice-filled glass. Garnish with the lemon twist
 
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