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  • Mark Addison, Louisville (Manhattan)
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3 oz., serves 1

Barrel-aged bourbon is the pride of Kentucky, whose residents often claim its invention. This riff on the Manhattan uses a semi-dry white vermouth, a slightly sweet herbal liqueur, in place of the traditional red vermouth. The dashes of mint bitters reference another legendary Southern classic bourbon-based cocktail, the Mint Julep.  If the Mint Julep and the Manhattan had a lovechild, it would be the Louisville…

Ingredients

2 oz. Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon
1 oz. Dolin Blanc (semi-dry white vermouth)
2 – 3 dashes Fee Brothers Mint Bitters

garnish
Mint Sprig

Tools & Materials

glassware:
Chateau Baccarat Tumbler

Directions

  • Place a single king ice cube in the glass and add all the ingredients, stirring until well chilled.

     

    Garnish with a spring of mint.

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