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Author Notes: With both sweet vermouth and dry, a “Perfect Manhattan” is a little lighter and drier than the classic. Here we’re using that idea for a scotch version (known as a Rob Roy), which lets the complexity of the smoky spirit shine through. If you’re a fan, change it up a bit by replacing the dry vermouth with slightly sweeter, more floral vermouth style known as Bianco, which picks up on scotch's fruit and vanilla notes. —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 BLACK LABEL Blended Scotch Whisky. 40% Alc/Vol. Imported by Diageo, Norwalk, CT. —The Editors
Makes: 1 cocktail
ounces Johnnie Walker Black Label scotch
ounces sweet vermouth
ounces dry vermouth
Lemon wheel, for garnish
- Combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a thin lemon wheel, floating on the surface of the drink.
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