09 November 2008


My favorite drink (for Charlotte who asked), this one from The Four Seasons The Ultimate Bartenders' Guide:

I like mine "sweet & neat" -- sweet vermouth & no ice.

Four Seasons Manhattan
2/12 ounces rye whiskey
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
Maraschino cherry for garnish
Pour into mixing glass. Add ice & shake. Strain into glass & garnish.

If that isn't sweet enough, there is this version:
Sweet Manhattan
2 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
1/4 ounce sweet vermouth
1/4 ounce maraschino
1/4 maraschino cherry for garnish
Pour into mixing glass. Add ice & shake. Strain into glass & garnish.

Or another variety:

Hudson River Cocktail
2 ounces whiskey
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
1/2 ounce orange juice
Combine in mixer, add ice, shake, strain.

Looking forward to meeting Charlotte, Emily, Hobgoblin & Dorothy, Becky & Zoe's Mom next weekend in -- where else? -- Manhattan.


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Emily Barton said...

Beautiful shots, and thanks for the drink recipes.

Cam said...

Emily -- the first 2 shots were taken from my hotel room in Jersey City last year. They look good as long as they are small, but the quality was pretty stinky. The Status of Liberty was a Circle Cruise Tour that I did when a friend visited me in NY and wanted to do that. Great shots of the city but we were ready to unplug the guide's microphone after about 10 minutes. Nothing like being trapped on a boat.

I didn't know that the Hudson River was actually a drink recipe until I saw it in this book, although I've done this on occassion for years.