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I had never had a Manhattan, but I just finished reading a book about cocktails, so I thought it was time. It came served straight up in a Martini glass! Is that appropriate? I thought it would be on the rocks in a short glass (whatever they're called)?

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Straight up is the way I like 'em. But I've seen them served in rocks glasses.


The Manhattan is probably the world's finest drink.

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Yep what he said.
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Mayhem wrote:Yep what he said.
What everybody said. But there's got to be a better sweet vermouth for Manhattans than Martini & Rossi.
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Bernard DeVoto did not approve of Manhattans. I just found that out when I was looking up his advice on how to make Martinis. He seems to have had a problem with sweet drinks, and sweet things in general, though.

According to him, there are only two permissible cocktails: whiskey on ice, and a Martini made in the proportions 3.7:1, with a twist of lemon rind. He permitted a drop or two of bitters in the former, and higher proportions of gin in the latter, but that's it. Go figure.

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woah. deja vu.
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When I am in the mood for something sweet, I'll take a Manhattan or two. It's a classic. I just had an idea. Manhattan, lightened with champagne. A new brunch drink. Must go try it now; also, haven't heard Grumpy snore in a while. Am worried.
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cloud8 wrote:
Mayhem wrote:Yep what he said.
What everybody said. But there's got to be a better sweet vermouth for Manhattans than Martini & Rossi.
Try Gallo. It's much better IMO
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So, Grumpy still breathing, thank goodness. Tried to make new drinky, discovered all out of bourbon--quelle horreur!, so had to substitute spiced rum. Quite sweet; rather a dessert in a glass. Would definitely get my mom drunk. Good brunch drink, but I'll stick to straight booze tonight, after I finish this one off.
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Fabricsoftner wrote:
cloud8 wrote:
Mayhem wrote:Yep what he said.
What everybody said. But there's got to be a better sweet vermouth for Manhattans than Martini & Rossi.
Try Gallo. It's much better IMO
The best vermouth I've come across is Dolin, though it tends to be pricier than most.
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Try making the Manhattan with Cognac, you'll thank me later.
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Mr Boozificator wrote: Try making the Manhattan with Cognac, you'll thank me later.
Whoa, Kimosabe. I'm thanking you now. You know how good that will be with a bit of snow on the ground and a fire in the hearth?
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cloud8 wrote:
Mr Boozificator wrote: Try making the Manhattan with Cognac, you'll thank me later.
Whoa, Kimosabe. I'm thanking you now. You know how good that will be with a bit of snow on the ground and a fire in the hearth?
Do I agree, do I agree...
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Well, here we go again with a bunch of fucking nonsense a $5 whore would be ashamed to type.

Gallo? O.K., take the bottle out put it on a stump somewhere and use it for target practice 'cause that's as close as that getto bum shit belongs to a proper Manhatten. Same with your Cognac and every other bullshit ingredient you can dream up.

"Oh, it's like a Cosmo! Or an Appletini!" FUCK YOU, WANKERS!

There's a right way and a wrong way, and a Brown-Forman way, and probably lots of gay queer ways, so play with it any fucking way you want; but Winston Churchill's mom had a hand it it's design, and WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU TO SAY YOU ARE SOMEHOW BETTER THAN THE 19TH CENTUREY EQUIVILENT OF MARY OF NAZARETH?

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Smatter Noguts wrote:Well, here we go again with a bunch of fucking nonsense a $5 whore would be ashamed to type.

Gallo? O.K., take the bottle out put it on a stump somewhere and use it for target practice 'cause that's as close as that getto bum shit belongs to a proper Manhatten. Same with your Cognac and every other bullshit ingredient you can dream up.

"Oh, it's like a Cosmo! Or an Appletini!" FUCK YOU, WANKERS!

There's a right way and a wrong way, and a Brown-Forman way, and probably lots of gay queer ways, so play with it any fucking way you want; but Winston Churchill's mom had a hand it it's design, and WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU TO SAY YOU ARE SOMEHOW BETTER THAN THE 19TH CENTUREY EQUIVILENT OF MARY OF NAZARETH?

Jesus? Indeed!
Churchill, Cognac, hellooooo.
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