Neither Mrs. Bottle nor I had heard of most of the drinks we have tried so far, so for today’s drink we decided to go with something classic, the
. The Manhattan consists of whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Angostura bitters. It tastes more like it is made out of ass. Manhattan
Okay, that may be a bit harsh (just like this drink…rim shot!). We suspect that we didn’t like the
because we don’t like whiskey. We both thought the drink mostly tasted and smelled like straight bourbon. In order to test this, we poured a little Wild Turkey into a glass and tried it straight. It turns out that the Manhattan is much better than straight bourbon, similar to the way a punch in the stomach is better than a punch in the junk. Manhattan
Luckily for us, there are at least two more variations on the
left for us to try. We can hardly wait. Manhattan
Taste: 2 – Only because we are giving the benefit of the doubt to whiskey fans.
Ease of Preparation: 4
Presentation: 4 – It has a cherry!
Drinks until blackout: 4 – A little over 35% alcohol
2 oz Whiskey
.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 dash Angostura Bitters