I bought a bottle of Old Overholt a few years back on the recommendation of a fellow Doper and drunk. Vile stuff. Made me reconsider taking advice from this person. But the wife and I have been “cocktailing” it lately, and tonight I decided to try my Manhattan recipe with Old Overshoe. It was magnificent! So have faith…that ingredient you can’t use just might pay off some day.
The Perfect Manhattan
1.5 measures rye whiskey
.5 measures sweet vermouth
4-7 shakes Angostura bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry or two.
The Wife’s Dirty Martini
1.5 measures ice cold Grey Goose vodka
.25 measures dry vermouth
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Add a splash of olive juice and garnish with two large stuffed olives.