Zaya Rum Manhattan

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And… we’re back!  We took a little break from The Blind Pig Blog last week to celebrate someone’s birthday.  We aren’t naming names or pointing out that someone is a year older, but…

birthday picTo commemorate this great occasion, I asked Craig what his personal signature cocktail would be.  He immediately chose The Zaya Manhattan.

zaya manhattan 5The Zaya Manhattan is a twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail that is typically made with whiskey.  The Zaya Manhattan substitutes Zaya Rum for the whiskey which creates an unexpected silky texture.

zaya manhattan 6We have introduced two of this drink’s major ingredients, Zaya Rum and Carpano Antica Formula to you in posts like, Zaya Bananas Foster and our Sangria recipe. If you typically like classic cocktails, you are in for a real treat with this unique flair.

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The Zaya Manhattan

  • 2 oz. Zaya Rum
  • 2 oz. Carpano Antica Vermouth
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • 1 slice of orange for garnish

Combine rum and vermouth in mixing glass with ice.  Add two dashes of bitters.  Stir and strain into fresh martini glass.  Garnish with slice of orange.  Enjoy.

If you had a signature cocktail, what would you choose?

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DISCLAIMER: THE BEVERAGES ON THIS SITE ARE MEANT FOR ADULTS 21 YEARS AND OLDER.  WE DO NOT SUPPORT OR ENCOURAGE UNDERAGE DRINKING.  ALWAYS DRINK RESPONSIBLY AND NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE.

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