CC Manhattan

Added by: tedvilla
Added on: Nov 22 2010

CC Manhattan

Ingredients needed to make a CC Manhattan

(for two people)
6 parts Canadian Club
2 parts Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth
4 dashes Angostura Bitters

CC Manhattan Cocktail Recipe Directions

Pre-chill martini and/or highball glass
Mix ingredients in a shaker over lots of ice
Gently stir the mixture until frost forms on outside of shaker
Pour into martini glass (up) or into a highball with rocks

tedvilla's Notes

My grandmother drank these (she liked them "weak," (an oxymoron) which we realized near the end of her life meant ice cold) but my mother and father-in-law were the undispted king & queen of the Manhattan. They eschewed the cherry, as do I, but I've added bitters per the original recipe. My father-in-law is having a tough time of it right now. This drink is for him.

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MixMaster said:

I serve a lot of Manhattans. Rye is always the preferred base. I occasionally dirty them up with a splash of Maraschino Cherry Juice, depending on the clientele. Great pic.

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Bartender said:

I certainly enjoy the classic cocktails. The Manhattan is near the head of the line in this category. As far as Rye Whiskeys go, I prefer Canadian Club over Crown, Seagrams, Black Velvet, etc... That being said, this recipe is the one for me, though the cherry is a must. As I sip a rum based drink that I am trying to perfect, I long for the bold pleasure that is a Manhattan. Before night's end, I will indulge my cravings. -Bartender
P.S. I offer my prayers and concerns for whatever ill besets your father-in-law at this time.

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Lizziemonster said:

Great drink and *great* photo!