3/4 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass spritzed twice with a clove-infused rum. Garnish with a clove-infused cherry and an addition spritz of clove-infused rum.
Last Friday afternoon, I got home early so I decided to visit Backbar shortly after it opened up. The drink that called out to me was their signature Manhattan variation, the Model T. The name pays tribute to the bar's location that was built in 1921 as the area's first Ford dealership, and the staff will proudly point to the filled in oil trough in the floor as one of the vestiges of the former inhabitants.