Author Notes: A scotch Manhattan is known as a Rob Roy, and balances the pleasantly smoky spirit with just enough sweet vermouth. For an interesting variation, try New Orleans-style bitters, which are bright red and with a hint of anise. —Carey Jones
Food52 Review: This recipe will be featured in the story 3 Riffs on the Manhattan, the Classiest of Classic Cocktails, sponsored by Johnnie Walker. JOHNNIE WALKER RED LABEL Blended Scotch Whisky. 40% Alc/Vol. Imported by Diageo, Norwalk, CT. —The Editors
Makes: 1 cocktail
ounces Johnnie Walker Red Label scotch
ounces sweet vermouth
dashes orange bitters
Lemon twist, for garnish
Brandied or maraschino cherry, for garnish
- Combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a large lemon twist and a brandied cherry.
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