Friday, August 10, 2012

Manhattan Club, Prohibition Era Cocktails: The "Manhattan Club" Manhattan cocktail drink recipe using rye whiskey and vermouth.

Manhattan Club Manhattan cocktail drink recipe.

Similar to the classic Manhattan, only this one uses a particular type of Rye Whiskey and orange bitters. 

This is considered a wet martini, so if you like a wet martini, this ones for you kid.

The original Manhattan was invented around 1870.

The Rittenhouse rye gives it a nice woodsy kick, it is rated at 100 proof.  Rittenhouse rye was named North American Whiskey of the Year in 2006 in San Francisco, California.  The overall flavor of this spirit is woody, marshmallow, butter cream, dark caramel, and brown sugar.

photo of a bottle of Rittenhouse rye 100 proof.
Rittenhouse rye 100 proof.

Manhattan Club Manhattan Recipe:

  • 1 ½ oz Rittenhouse rye
  • 1 ½ oz Martini and Rossi red vermouth
  • 1 dash orange bitters

Cocktail Mixing Instructions:
In a cocktail glass, mix and stir with cracked ice.
Follow by straining into a chilled cocktail glass.
Twist a thin cut lemon peel.

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Article Summary:
Learn about classic cocktail of the prohibition era and the roaring 20's. This is a great vintage cocktail that uses Rye Whiskey, sweet red vermouth and orange bitters.

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