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The Byzantine

Byzantine food is known for its aromatic flavors
as well as sweet drinks
so this aptly named drink
captures the essence of
the time


1 1/2 oz. Makers Mark
1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
dash orange bitters
dash Angostora Bitters

garnished with grated nutmeg, mint and orange twist

Posted by Baronessonthego 10:29 Archived in USA Tagged byzantine cocktail bitters bourbon aromatic Comments (0)

Rhythm in Your Shaking

Thin Man Style

I know there are drinks that are meant to be stirred, but I tend to prefer a shaken cocktail. It may have something to do with the cocktail shaker, the drama of the shake or maybe it is just the idea of having a chilled cocktail served up with a festive garnish in a celebratory glass. Though I enjoy a Bourbon on a couple of rocks, the first and last sips are never the same. The only difference in the last sip of a well chilled manhattan his the tumble of the cherry down side of the glass.

No one knows the art of shaking a manhattan better than Nick Charles.....I hope that Johnny Depp is brushing up on his cocktail shaking skills in time for the Thin Man remake.

Thin Man


4 ounces Bourbon or Rye whiskey
1 ounce sweet vermouth
2-3 dashes aromatic bitters
maraschino cherry for garnish

Chill martini glass by filling to the brim with ice and water

Add whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters to a shaker with a few ice cubes, shake to the rhythm of a fox trot.

Discard ice from martini glass then strain Manhattan into the chilled glass and garnish with cherry.

By the way- did you know that you should refrigerate your vermouth after you open the bottle. You will be surprised by the difference it makes!

Posted by Baronessonthego 10:07 Tagged man manhattan johnny cocktail bourbon thin depp Comments (0)

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