Another Fine Mes

Another fine twist on the Manhattan
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.
“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.
Cocktail summary
Created byBrendan F Casey, Café Centro, New York, NY
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
ReferenceGaz Regan's Annual Manual for Bartenders: 2011
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jerryc123 on 12/01/2010


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.

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Curated slightly to clarify which Fee bitters and adjust attribution.

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Change. Name Dolly Patron.
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. (4 stars)

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