Today is my favorite kind of day. Texas has been hit with another cold spell, cold enough to have a wood fire burning in our fireplace. And so we do. To go with that cozy fire is my traditional Manhattan. I’m not sure how long I have been pairing the two, but somehow when I think of a roaring fire, a Manhattan* [see recipe below] goes along with it.
What else pairs with a cold, wintery day besides a toasty fire and a nice cocktail? Continue reading →
I came across this video on YouTube and just had to share!! The video [below] is from Cocktail Chemistry Lab on YouTube, a fun new site.
A Manhattan is one of my favorite classic drinks, though I prefer a nice bourbon over Rye Whiskey in mine [have I ever mentioned I’m a bourbon girl?]. This method looks like a fun way to serve it. I plan to try it soon, but if you happen to give it a go before I do, I’d love to hear how (if) it works for you. And any tips you might have would also be welcomed…I will do the same when I make my own attempt!!
Those fluorescent red blobs garnishing many a drink may look pretty, but they lack so much in the way of flavor. I’ve been seeking a cherry worthy of garnishing my drinks for ages and have concluded it’s time to make my own. I came across this recipe a couple of years ago after cherry season had passed. And last year…well, let’s just say that last year during prime cherry season it was all I could do to find time to pit and freeze the ones I did buy.