Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Manhattan Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  38
1/2 large bar glass ice

Ingredient: ice

What it is:  Additive
The new general availability of ice in the mid 1800s revolutionized bar-tending and drinking. Ice was delivered in blocks that then had to to be broken, crushed, picked and shaved for increasingly popular individual drinks (as opposed to large punches).

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2 dash gum syrup

Ingredient: gum syrup

Also Known As:  Gomme syrup What it is:  Syrup

An ingredient commonly used in mixed drinks. Like bar syrups, it is a sugar and water mixture, but has an added ingredient of gum arabic which acts as an emulsifier.

Substitution:  simple syrup

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2 dash Peychaud bitters

Ingredient: Peychaud bitters

What it is:  Bitters
Substitution:  bitter

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or Angostura bitters
1/2 jigger Italian vermouth

Ingredient: Italian vermouth

What it is:  Vermouth

Fortified wine, flavored with aromatic herbs and spices ("aromatized" in the trade) such as cardamom, cinn

Substitution:  vermouth

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1/2 jigger whiskey

Ingredient: whiskey

What it is:  Whiskey
Broad category of alcoholic beverages that are distilled from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and corn (maize). Most whiskies are aged in wooden casks (generally oak), the exception being some corn whiskeys.

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1 piece lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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peel, or a cherry

Fill mixing-​glass half-​full fine ice, add two dashes gum-​syrup, two dashes Peyschaud or Angostura bitters, one half-​jigger Italian vermouth, one-​half jigger whiskey. Mix, strain into cocktail-​glass. Add a piece of lemon-​peel or a cherry.