04 March, 2010

Meet me in Manhattan

What does one drink when he come homes from work and there's no cold beer in the fridge?

Jim Beam Rye, Tribuno vermouth, Angostura bitters, twist of lemon.

I would be much obliged if you, gentle reader, would submit recommendations for rye and vermouth in the comments, for I am new to this drink.


Anonymous said...


A twist of lemon?? Come on! a classic manhattan is made with a maraschino cherry or two. A drop of cherry juice to the mixture adds that perfect finish. By the way, none of that cheap maraschino stuff either.

Yes, the manhattan is the drink of choice after a hard day. But please, no lemon...and no bourbon.

Tim said...

Yes, a twist of lemon. Perfectly acceptable substitute when there aren't any maraschinos to be had. At least we can agree that bourbon is completely unacceptable.

Anonymous said...

The lemon adds to much astringency to the drink. It was, and is meant to be a slightly sweet drink. Hence the cherry. If you don't have cherries, drink it pure!!

Tim said...

To quote the Dude, "Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man."

Anonymous said...

The Dude abides! But decades of drinking cocktails is more than an opinion - no lemon.