Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Calling All Manhattans: Spirited Remix

I’m in a major Manhattan mood, and have invited anyone else who wants to play along to send in a favorite recipe. DJ HawaiianShirt of Spirited Remix offered his iteration, and of his recommended bourbons, I realized I hadn’t had a Knob Creek for months. He suggested 3 to 1, so I made the base spirit a 2 1/4 pour to simplify the measuring. And it sounds like he likes to sling the Angostura bottle like I do.


  • 2 1/4 oz Knob Creek Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz Dolin Rouge
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. The DJ says he likes this with an orange peel as often as a brandied cherry, and that happens to be my own preference for the bourbon option.

Light orange candy from the twist and cinnamon spice on the front give way to autumn leaves and vegetal notes in this classic interpretation of, um, a classic.


  1. When I read "autumn leaves", I knew you got it right. Thanks!!

  2. Lately I've been doing 2:1 Knob Creek Single Barrel and Martini & Rossi. 2 dashes and, so as not the incur the wrath of Doug, stirred.



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