This week we are toasting to dads everywhere with a twist on a classical cocktail. We shared how to make a Manhattan in a past post. Craig loves a good Manhattan, but lately he has been a little more interested in a Reverse Manhattan.
Why a Reverse? A Reverse Manhattan flips the amount of whiskey and the amount of vermouth needed. When Manhattans were originally created they were created to have 2 parts vermouth and 1 part whiskey. However, as Manhattans became more popular oftentimes bars did not have a high quality vermouth. To offset a low quality vermouth, bartenders started to put more whiskey in the cocktail than vermouth. With our Reverse Manhattan, we encourage you to use a high quality vermouth, such as Carpano Antica Formula, so you can enjoy a Manhattan the way it was meant to be enjoyed. Another benefit of a Reverse Manhattan is since there is more Carpano Antica in the cocktail, the drink has a lower alcohol content. Cheers to that!
To make a Reverse Manhattan you need Carpano Antica Formula and your favorite whiskey or bourbon. Add two ounces of Carpano Antica and an ounce of whiskey to a shaker of ice. Shake for about 20 seconds, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with Luxardo cherries and enjoy.
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- 2 ounces Carpano Antica Formula
- 1 ounce whiskey or bourbon
- Luxardo Cherries for garnish
- Add Carpano Antica and whiskey to shaker full of ice.
- Shake for 20 seconds.
- Pour in a martini glass and garnish with cherries.
Serve up a Reverse Manhattan for the special dads in your life on Sunday. Let us know if you do, we’d love to hear about it!
Happy Father’s Day to our favorite dads — John, Tom, Kirby, Alan, Ryan,Todd, Jeff, and Chris! The world needs more dads like you!
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