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October 28, 2011

Clink Clink: The Manhattan

by thenattyurbanite

The modern gentleman needs to know how to make a few solid cocktails. Rye and Ginger is not a cocktail. This is the first cocktail recipe in a series called Clink Clink, in which I’ll share some of my favourite drinks.

My friend Erik Sjoholm introduced me the beauty that is Maker’s Mark bourbon and I love using it to make my drink of choice – the Old-Fashioned. At 416 Snack Bar in Toronto the bartenders there make it just the way I like it. Below is the recipe.

1 sugar cube
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 ounce Maker’s Mark
Orange peel

1 – Place the sugar cube (or 1/2 teaspoon loose sugar) in a lowball glass.
2 – Splash on the bitters.
3 – Muddle the sugar and add ice cubes.
4 – Twist the orange peel over the ice to release the oils.
5 – Drop the peel on the ice.
6 – Pour in the bourbon.
7 – Stir and serve.


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