Developing a cult following since it's invention in early 19th century New York, the Manhattan is seen by some as the ultimate classic cocktail. But what's a classic if it can't be victim to a twist or two every once in a while?
So we spoke to Monica Berg, Bar Manager at Pollen Street Social to get her take on a classic manhattan. Traditionally a manhattan is made with whiskey, but here Monica is using Ron Zacapa dark rum. Ron Zacapa is aged at a high altitude (actually above the clouds) and is warm and smoky, with vanilla and cocoa notes which taste amazing against the Sweet Vermouth and bitters in a Manhattan.
Trust us, this little baby will blow your socks off.
So just follow these simple steps and make this Manhattan for yourself!
How To Make A Modern Manhattan Cocktail
We feel like we're getting tipsy just looking at that recipe but if you need something to top off your evening. Have a look at these five rum cocktails for a bit of inspiration.
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