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December 24, 2012

The Manhattan Cocktail [CharlieBrown'sD????]

It's one of the classic cocktails, and one that is ruined more often than not -- usually by bad booze. Use the best rye whiskey you can get, or in a pinch, good bourbon. But for God's sake, don't use crappy Canadian whiskey. And for a twist, use a twist...of lemon peel.

Oh, and don't be intimidated by bitters. They add a zing to drinks that can be fantastic.


This is Robert Hess, probably the best on-line source for cocktail info and lore. One of the things I like about him is that he does not make monstrous cocktails, so having two or three or four different ones is not a recipe for a hangover.

[Update - Andy]: This is as good a time as any to remind you about these little gems in the AoSHQ Amazon store. And by gems, I mean rocks that cool your booze without watering it down. They're the perfect gift for a 'neat' bourbon or scotch drinker.

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