More practice makes you perfect. Here is another creation, twist on one of my favourite Whiskey Cocktails.
The Manhattan is an indisputably classic whiskey cocktail. You can serve it on the rocks, it is classically served straight up as well. My own story behind it starts with ingredients. A lot of people argued what we should use
Bourbon or Rye in traditional Whiskey Cocktails?
like Manhattan or Old-Fashion. I found my way, I combined both, Woodford Reserve Double Oak and Woodford Reserve Rye. It gives me a unique taste of sweet aromatic spices from Woodford Double Oak and floral, fruit aromatic from the Woodford Reserve Rye.
I have used two Vermouth.
Firstly, one of the traditional choices for Manhattan is Antica Formula. As a result, it brings vanilla, with spicy, citrusy, and dried fruit notes of almond. Secondly, infusion, Vermouth de Chambéry Blanc-Sec Dolin infused with dry chamomile stands for floral, citrusy and grassy flavour.
Likewise, you will be laughing, but
I used two bitters.
Woodford Spiced Cherry Bitters works very well with Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrell Aged Bitters, in other words, cherry and aged whiskey work very well together, try it. As a result. I got well-rounded, rich vanilla and aged whiskey taste cocktail that picks up the aromas from all six ingredients and brings them together in a wonderful chilled still cobbler glass.
Almost forgot the name. The very important part, Shively is the area, where the first Woodford distillery was built in 1812.
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Makes 1 cocktail
1 oz Woodford Reserve Double Oak Bourbon
1 oz Woodford Reserve Rye
½ Camomile infused Vermouth de Chambéry Blanc
½ Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
1 drop of Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-aged bitter
1 drop of Woodford Spiced Cherry Bitters
In a chilled stirring glass measured all ingredients. After that, fill mixing glass 3/4 full of ice and stir swiftly for 25 seconds. Double strain into the chilled still cobbler. Orange twist. Garnish. Serve with Love.
Chamomile infused Vermouth de Chambéry Blanc- 24 g dried chamomile flowers and 750 ml Vermouth de Chambéry Blanc-Sec Dolin combine in a large jar. Cover tightly and give a good shake, let sit for 48 hours. Strain the mixture through a chinois or other fine-mesh strainer. Refrigerate, for up to 1 month.
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- Mixing Glass
- Julep Strainer
- Fine Mash Strainer
- 1 oz Woodford Reserve Double Oak Bourbon
- 1 oz Woodford Reserve Rye
- ½ oz Camomile infused Vermouth de Chambéry Blanc
- ½ oz Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
- 1 drop Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-aged bitter
- 1 drop Woodford Spiced Cherry Bitters
- In a chilled stirring glass measured all ingredients. After that, fill the mixing glass 3/4 full of ice and stir swiftly for 25 seconds. Double strain into the chilled still cobbler. Orange twist. Garnish. Serve with Love.
- Orange Twist