Thursday, January 28, 2021

uptown manhattan

2 oz Bourbon (Four Roses)
3/4 oz Amaro Nonino
1 tsp Cherry Heering
2 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a cherry and orange oil from a twist (orange peel-cherry flag).

Two Thursdays ago, I wondered if there were any recipes that I could make with my new liqueur purchases in Paul Clarke's The Cocktail Chronicles book. There, I spotted the Uptown Manhattan that reminded me a little of the Remember the Maine (minus its absinthe part). This Manhattan riff was crafted by San Francisco's Marcovaldo Dionysos of Chartreuse Swizzle fame. According to an article that Gary Regan wrote in 2003, Marco created this at the Denton's Starlight Room for a Maker's Mark competition with syrup from a jar of brandied cherries instead of the Cherry Heering called for here.
The Uptown Manhattan greeted the nose with an orange oil over Bourbon and cherry aroma. Next, a caramel and vaguely fruit sip flowed into Bourbon, caramel, cherry, and orange flavors on the swallow.

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