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The perfect Manhattan or Old Fashion

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by MusclesMarinara, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. MusclesMarinara Friends with Bigfoot

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    With my heavy drinking days behind me, I am more about quality rather than quantity. Well, actually I've always been about quality.. I've just had issues with quantity. yada yada.

    I do believe I have found the perfect Manhattan recipe. Ladies and gentlemen I present to you the...
    The Italian Stallion

    4 ounces Hudson Manhattan RYE
    1 ounce Cynar (70 proof)
    3 dashes Basement Bitters
    1 cherry

    marinate the cherries in a mix of cherry liqueur and Amaretto. Spoon one cherry and a bit of the marinade in to the bottom of a Martini glass. Mix the liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake the bejeezus out it. Strain in to the Martini glass.

    Extend your little finger and enjoy.


    Anyone else got a good drink recipe?
     
  2. Chesten_Hesten Sling'n Lead & Slapp'n Pussies, Ya Dig?

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    Pomegranate Martini, the in drink, for Blue haired hags and Gum-bump'n old goons.

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    Highly recommended.
     
  3. MusclesMarinara Friends with Bigfoot

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    Ah the 'rim job' is something I should add to my arsenal.
     
  4. Blood Python Silver Belt

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    I like me some drinks made with cynar.

    some drinks I like right now are:

    old fashioned(with 16 drops of Angostura bitters)
    Sazerac
    Negroni
    Boulevardier

    I'll post a recipe when I'm not on my phone
     
  5. Pixelated Porn Banned Banned

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    I thought an old fashioned was when mary jane rottencrotch gave you a handy whilst wearing rubber gloves
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  6. bandicoot Silver Belt

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    Never had one, but I'm very interested.
     
  7. Blood Python Silver Belt

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    Just had a Pimm's Cup the other night at dinner and it's a very refreshing cocktail if you've never had one
     
  8. Tycho Brah You drink water, I drink anarchy Platinum Member

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    I remember when I started bartending every book I read mentioned the Old Fashioned as an essential drink you had to know how to make, yet few people ever order it and almost no bars around where I live know how to make it well.

    I did have one at an old place that went out of business with bourbon and a touch of cherry liqueur that would be my go-to drink for the rest of my life if I could figure out how to recreate it.

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  9. DIABOLUS Banned Banned

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    I thought the same when I started bartending but you'd be surprised. I've already made more than a handful of old fashioneds, a couple manhattans, and tons of traditional martinis (gin and vodka).

    I actually like making all those drinks. Muddling the ingredients, shaking, straining, the garnishing. Makes me feel like an actual bartender vs. just pouring jack and coke in a glass.
     
  10. FierceRedBelt Silver Belt

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    Pfft back in my day we called it a New Amsterdam. And Italian what? Take your greasy ass back to italy.
     
  11. Blood Python Silver Belt

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    They best not muddle anything except sugar in my Old Fashions!
     
  12. Sad Dad Purple Belt

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    extra dirty martini for me pls
     
  13. 44nutman The Original Nut of Sherdog

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    Don't shake it, you will bruise the liquor and change the flavor profile. Stir it
     
  14. Bebop Brown Belt

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    i drink the shit out of old fashioneds but drink them too fast and get wasted
     
  15. El Chimpo Cruel Man Platinum Member

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    8-12 ounces of cold h2o
     
  16. syct23 ...ElipsisBelt... Yellow Card

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    Where the fuck is the poll...

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  17. Toastytoy Brown Belt

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    wtf is cynar? And i do agree a good manhattan should be shaken
     
  18. Prime Yossarian Brown Belt

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    Basement bitters I havent come across before, I'll have to check them out.

    In Australia most cocktails are only allowed to contain 60mls of booze (2 ounces). Your recipe sounds like a monster.

    I do like myself some hudsons, but if you can get your hands on this (or if someone wants to buy a bottle and ship it down to me - I'd happily pay) It's incredible.

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  19. Blood Python Silver Belt

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    It's a bitter amaro with flavors coming from the artichoke. Pronounced "Chee-Nar"
     
  20. KONG-D'SNT-TAP Banned Banned

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    I bartended for years, during college and after.

    Worked in some High end places as well.



    My old fashioned tip is as follows
    1)cherry plus an orange piece
    2) 2-3 dash of bitters (you can also use the orange flavored bitters as well)
    3) half a sugar package but if you like it sweeter pour in a teaspoon of cherry juice from the jar.

    4) use a bartenders spoon to stir the drink. Don't shake it. Stir it by using the smooth end of the spoon to rub against the inside of the glass.

    Also I add a drop or a splash of club soda at the end. I like mine with s bit of effervescence
     

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