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Cocktail Class: How To Make A Modern Manhattan

by Maria Bell ,
Cocktail Class: How To Make A Modern Manhattan© sofeminine.co.uk

If you like your cocktails with a kick then this Manhattan won't disappoint. Sophisticated, smooth and hella strong, knowing how to make a killer Manhattan should be top of every cocktail lover's list. So here's how...

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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Like what you're looking at? Need some more suggestions? Tweet us at @sofeminineUK and let us know what cocktails you want to learn how to make.

Thanks to Pollen Street Social, Diageo, Ron Zacapa and of course, Monica Berg for helping us make this moreish Manhattan!

Maria Bell
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