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Manhattan Project

Jack Bettridge
From the Print Edition:
Saturday Night Live: How it Shapes Our Politics & Culture, September/October 2011

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Despite the high proof of Wild Turkey Rare Breed (108.2), we found it balanced best at a 4-to-1, mainly since it’s so sweet and complex—with orange peel, spice, maple and flowers—that adding too much vermouth was overkill.

Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select (90 proof) is a classic sweet Bourbon, meeting vanilla tones with fruits like cherries, and doesn’t need much vermouth to make the point. It was at its most sultry and inviting at 4-to-1.

And variables don’t end there. There’s garnish (cherry or a lemon twist), classic sweet or dry vermouth (or mix them) and the bitters choice. You could even make it with rye whiskey, but that’s another article.

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audyaver November 9, 2011 2:31pm ET

test comment November 15, 2011 1:04am ET

Nice article Jack. I hope they make them at the Big Smoke NYC. October 13, 2012 7:58pm ET

As Manhattan nut case I down all the tests, I like to keep up on all new Mannys. my Manny is like the one in the piece, for my wife she love them - I have always used the 3 to one of jack Daniels with a dash of bitters and add for her a dash of the cherry liquid juice and stir instead of shake to sweet for me she loves them.....jc

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