Friday, January 16, 2015

Cocktail du jour: Mexican Manhattan

There's nothing like a little tequila to take away the chill of winter. And by chill I mean arctic blast. Last week it wasn't just us Mainers freezing our Bean boots off, even our friends in the South were approaching single digits.

This recipe comes from Mr. C&Gs (other) favorite cocktail resource, Kindred Cocktails and it's a very tasty winter warmer. The sweet orange of the Cointreau cuts the bite of the tequila and the few dashes of chocolate bitters add an unexpected finish. I'm not a huge fan of tequila (there's only one other tequila cocktail here on C&G) but waking up to -11ºF is enough to make me reach for the Sauza around cocktail hour.

Mexican Manhattan
1 1/2 oz añejo tequila
3/4 oz sweet vermouth (Cocchi di Torino)
1/2 dry vermouth (Dolin)
1/2 oz Cointreau
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes Aztec chocolate bitters

Add all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice
Shake and strain into a martini/coupe class
Cheers & keep warm!

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