Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Squid Mixes: French Manhattan
This weekend, we acquired the ingredients for David Lebovitz's French Manhattan recipe, first mentioned last week. The drink involves cognac, sweet vermouth and orange liqueur in 6:6:1 ratio plus a dash of Angostura bitters and a cherry. The result is a lot fruitier than the Brandy Manhattan we tried last week and probably superior. The boost of citrus brings dimension to the sweetness. "Goes down easy," my wife said. If I were to tinker, I'd try dry vermouth instead. I haven't seen a Dry French Manhattan recipe but why not?