Friday, March 3, 2017

Judy's Manhattan

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My mom passed away 5 weeks ago tomorrow.  WOW, still doesn't seem real.


At her service I made a speech and spoke of my mom's favorite cocktail.  The Manhattan.  For the past 5 weeks I have on and off heard the mention of her Manhattan and then the other day one of my cousins asked for the recipe.  Which reminded me that I need to share it with the world.


Now my mom was VERY particular with her cocktails.......especially this one!  Her Manhattan had to be Per-Fect!


There is a local restaurant in our city that you can go to and order a "Judy Manhattan" and they'll know EXACTLY what you want.  No kidding!!  


(OH!  For those of you who do not know, my mom's name is Judy)


How exactly would she order this Manhattan of hers?  Well let me tell you!  The script goes as follows:

"I would like a Dry VO Manhattan......UP......with 4 drops of bitters, a cherry and a twist....and a splash of cherry juice."

I can literally hear her saying it now.


Anyways, I knew that I wanted to give you all a brand new cocktail.......and I knew that it had to be my mom's Manhattan.  Plain and simple.


Let's get to making this Manhattan shall we?


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VO goes in the shaker first

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Next is the dry vermouth

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Don't you dare forget all 4 drops of those bitters

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Strain, then add the cherry juice

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Cherries and twist

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Here are the ingredients and how to make a Judy's Manhattan:



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  • 4 ounces VO (Canadian Whisky)
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • 4 drops bitters
  • splash of cherry juice

In a shaker, add ice, VO (Candaian Whisky), dry vermouth and bitters.  Shake and strain into a martini glass.  Pour in a splash of cherry juice and garnish with a cherry and lemon twist.


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There it is!  My mom's favorite cocktail to enjoy!  




Judy's Manhattan




Cheers to you Mom!!




I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  We have a weekend filled with softball opening day and a softball game.  Fingers crossed that the rain doesn't ruin our plans.


Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady

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