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Cocktail author Paul Clarke came to reporter Tan Vinh’s house to mix drinks and discuss how to build your cocktail repertoire. Here are his instructions on how to make a Manhattan, from his book “The Cocktail Chronicles.”

 

Manhattan

Ingredients

2 oz. rye whiskey

1 oz. sweet vermouth

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Method

Stir with ice to chill; strain into chilled glass. Garnish.

Note

Use bourbon if the cause moves you. This is a good drink to try out different bitters — Boker’s and Abbott’s are very good, as are Dale DeGroff’s aromatic pimento bitters.

 

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