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Manhattan Drink: The Tequila Version of a Elegant One

Manhattan Drink: The Tequila Version of a Elegant One
The Manhattan Recipe
Manhattan Cocktail
FLAVOUR Bitter
OCCASION A wedding
AUTHOR Olmeca Barman
Ingredients
2 parts Altos Tequila Añejo
1 part of red vermouth
2 dashes of smoked or grapefruit bitters
Method

The Manhattan cocktail is a very easy drink to make and is perfect for any occasion. To prepare the Manhattan cocktail, first stir over ice in a chilled cocktail or coupette glass. Strain into the glass and garnish with an orange twist.

A Manhattan cocktail is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and it’s easy to see why. It’s got everything you could want in a drink: sweet, sour, bitter, strong, weak. It’s a cocktail that can be made with any kind of spirit, so you can experiment with whatever you have on hand. And it’s got a name that just rolls off the tongue—Manhattan!

A great drink to have in your back pocket at any social occasion, it’s easy to make and our recipe requires just three ingredients.
The Manhattan is another of the classic cocktails that uses whiskey as its base. It’s a drink that has been around for centuries, with some arguing that it was invented by Winston Churchill’s mother in the late 19th century. We’ll be using tequila for this one, because we wanted to do something with an agave spirit that was a bit more interesting than just mixing it with bourbon or rye whiskey.

The original recipe was very simple: rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. The proportions were 50% rye whiskey, 25% sweet vermouth, and 25% Angostura bitters.

Ingredients to Make the Manhattan Drink

To make a Our Altos Manhattan Cocktail, you’ll need:

  • 2 parts Altos Tequila Añejo
  • 1 part of red vermouth
  • 2 dashes of smoked or grapefruit bitters

The manhattan is a great choice for a number of reasons. First, it’s delicious! It has a rich, complex flavor that’s hard to get enough of. Second, it’s easy to make: all you need to do is pour everything into a glass, stir it up with ice cubes (or not), and enjoy!

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How to Prepare the Manhattan Recipe

The Manhattan cocktail is a very easy drink to make and is perfect for any occasion.

To prepare the Manhattan cocktail, first stir over ice in a chilled cocktail or coupette glass. Strain into the glass and garnish with an orange twist.

This cocktail is known as an elegant drink because it has a rich flavor that pairs well with many foods such as steak or seafood.

Our Altos Manhattan Cocktail Version

We love the Manhattan cocktail. It’s kind of like a big glass of sophistication—the kind that comes with a cherry on top and makes you feel like you’re in a fancy restaurant, even if you’re just drinking it at home.

So when we were tasked with coming up with our own version of this classic drink, we knew we had to make something that was going to be as sophisticated as our customers—but also just as fun!

Our version of the Manhattan cocktail will have you feeling fancy in no time!

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The Story of the Manhattan Cocktail

The Manhattan cocktail is one of the oldest and most popular cocktails in the world. Its origins are lost in time, but it is believed that the cocktail was invented sometime in the 1870s.

It is said that the first mention of this cocktail was made in 1882, when The Democrat newspaper spoke of a fashionable cocktail of whiskey, vermouth and bitters known by names such as “Turf Club,” “Jockey Club” and “Manhattan.” Another newspaper article from 1945 stated that it already appeared in a bar guide from 1860.

The story most people know about how this classic cocktail came to be is that it was invented by a woman named Jenny Jerome, mother of Wiston Churchill, while celebrating her husband Randolph Churchill’s election victory for Governor of New York at The Manhattan Club in 1874. However, according to Robert Vermeire’s book “The Art of the Bar”, this story can’t be true because Lady Churchill wasn’t even present at that party.

Others Variations of the Manhattan Cocktail

The Manhattan cocktail is a classic, but it’s not the only drink made with whiskey and vermouth. Here are some other variations of this cocktail you can try:

The Rob Roy Cocktail

This variation uses scotch in place of bourbon, dry vermouth instead of sweet vermouth, and a maraschino cherry for garnish. It’s also served on the rocks instead of straight up.

The Perfect Manhattan Cocktail

This version uses rye whiskey in place of bourbon, dry vermouth instead of sweet vermouth, and a dash of orange bitters for garnish. This cocktail is also served on the rocks, but it’s stirred instead of shaken.

Tequila has a bolder flavor than whiskey, which makes it a better choice when you want to add more oomph to a cocktail.

Premium Tequila to Prepare This Manhattan Drink

The best tequila to prepare the manhattan cocktail is Olmeca Altos. This tequila is produced in Jalisco, Mexico and it has a smooth taste that complements the sweetness of the vermouth. Tequila is a spirit that has become increasingly popular in the last decade. It is made from the agave plant, and its origin can be traced back to Mexico. There are many different types of tequila, but one of the best options for preparing a Manhattan cocktail is Olmeca Altos.