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*Off Topic* My Bar

You may have noticed a new heading on this site this week titled “My Bar”.

I’ve decided to add a new section to the site chronicling my journey into learning more about spirits, liqueurs and cocktails.  As with the rest of the site- this section is basically for me to use as a reference, and a diary – however if anyone else is able to enjoy it all the better 🙂

I plan to use this new space to include recipes, reviews of different spirits, and to show some of the recent concoctions I’ve tried to create.  I’ve already thrown up a few of my my favorites and will be adding more as I create them at home.

Today’s newest addition: Manhattan

Manhattan

I decided to use Knob Creek 100% rye for this variation, as I haven’t had it in a while and wanted to see how it would blend in a Manhattan.  I also used Cinzano instead of the normal go to Martini branded Vermouth as I already had an open bottle.  Truth be told I recently bought a bottle of Dillons Sweet Vermouth which I have been really wanting to try – but decided against opening it until my current bottle of Cinzano was empty.

Ingredients:

2 oz Rye Whiskey (I used Knob Creek 100% rye small batch pictured above)

.75 oz Sweet Vermouth (I used Cinzano)

2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Garnish with 2 Cherries

Directions: 

Add all ingredients to mixing glass filled with Ice, stir for 10-15 seconds.  Strain into martini/cocktail glass & garnish with a cherry or two.

Overall it was pretty tasty – and very boozy.  You will feel a buzz after a sip or two.  I’m not a huge fan of Cinzano- so I’d like to try this again once I replace my vermouth with Dillons or Martini again.

You can follow my cocktail journey with this recipe and more HERE

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3 thoughts on “*Off Topic* My Bar

  1. Came here for money/finance reading but naturally got stuck on the booze post lol

    Great collection & set-up… how long have you had it going? guests to your home must love it haha

    nice to see a bottle of wray and nephews there too!

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  2. Heya – Thanks for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed the booze posts – hope you stick around for some of the financial ones too 😛

    We recently moved into this house (4 months ago) so I’ve had this specific bar setup for that long…always had a decent collection previously – but now I am taking it a bit more seriously…haha

    I haven’t opened the Wray & Nephews yet…have actually had it for quite a while – any recommendations on a cocktail to use it in?

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