As I haven’t been making anything new because I’m not drinking at all during the week and therefore have been struggling to find time to make and photograph ‘new to the blog’ cocktails, I’m going to re-visit some of the old ones!
This is from last year, when I came clean about how much I don’t like to wash up on a Friday Night!
While my normal preference is for a Perfect Manhattan (half dry/half sweet vermouth), straight up. Michael picked up the habit of an ‘on-the-rocks’ Manhattan while he was living in the US and introduced me to it. I’ve found that it works better sweet and I use the everyday whiskey in the cupboard instead of the rye. Generally something Irish and blended, often Jamesons, at the moment Waitrose’s own.
Could we call it a Manhattan-ish? Whatever you call it, it doesn’t involve washing up more than one glass. Sometimes on a Friday night, that’s just perfect.
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 oz sweet vermouth
1) Put the ice in the glass
2) Add bitters, whiskey and vermouth
3) Stir and add cherry if using.