Macon Mixologist Reveals Rocky Mountain High Manhattan Recipe | Arts & Culture
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The Moonhanger Group owns one of Macon's newest restaurants, Dovetail. They also own The Rookery and The Armory Ballroom.
Written by Roger Riddle
When our Mixologist, Wayne Temple, walked into the office today, I didn't give him a chance to speak.
I told him I wanted a new recipe each week that I could share on The Dinner Conversation.
I watch Wayne make amazing cocktail every day and I thought it would be cool to share some recipes that you can try at home.
Wayne started the Cocktail Recipe series off with a simple one. The Rocky Mountain High Manhattan. This Manhattan features Breckenridge Bourbon, a petite sirah, and some hints of chocolate.
A classic Manhattan usually consists of whiskey, a sweet vermouth, and bitters. Usually the types of whiskeys used in a Manhattan are Rye, Canadian or blended, bourbon, or Tennessee whiskeys. If you use Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, and bitters, then the drink is called a Rob Roy.
The classic Manhattan is usually stirred with ice and then strained into a Martini glass. It is also sometimes served over ice in an Old Fashioned (low ball) glass.
While its origins are a bit hazy most people say that the Manhattan was first created at the Manhattan Club in New York city. The cocktail is said to have been created by Dr. Iain Marshall (what a great title for the creator of a classic drink to have) for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome (also known as Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of Winston Churchill) in honor of presidential candidate Samuel J Tilden. The banquet was such a success that people who attended the banquet began to ask for the cocktail they were served that night by the name of the club.
"I want the Manhattan cocktail."
(Click below to find what we all know you're looking for: the recipe.)