Another Fine Mes

Another fine twist on the Manhattan
2 oz Rye, Michter's
1 oz Tequila, Don Julio Reposado
12 oz Triple sec, Combier L'Original Liqueur D'Orange
12 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Punt e Mes
2 ds Bitters, Fee Brothers Old Fashion
2 ds Orange bitters, Regans' orange bitters
1 twst Orange peel
12 t Maple syrup
Instructions
First, to dissolve the maple syrup, combine it with the rye and tequila, stirring at room temperature. Then combine all ingredients in a mixing glass full of ice. Stir while thinking about Laurel and Hardy. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.
Notes
“I'm always trying to come up with new variations of the Manhattan (Dale DeGroff’s Man O' War recipe changed my life), and I loves me some tequila! My Lady and I just picked up some maple syrup at the local greenmarket that day, and I wanted to use it in a cocktail, so there you have it. Cheers!” Brendan Casey.
From other users
  • First sip tasted like the tequila was going to overwhelm the drink, but it ended up blending with the other flavors. Nice variation on the Manhattan. A whole lot of orange with some pepper and smoke from the tequila. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Change. Name Dolly Patron.
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2 Comments

This is more than slightly

This is more than slightly splendid. I'm waiting on a bottle of Rittenhouse which seems to have vanished into the aether, so I subbed Jim Beam No 12 (100 proof). The drink worked really well, with the other ingredients calming down the 'squashed ants' bourbon character. Definitely a keeper, and I'll try it again when/if the Rittenhouse appears.