The Boulevard Manhattan

by | Jan 28, 2018 | Mixology, Recipes

A Boulevard Manhattan?

Yes, it’s Time to Expand your Palate.

When craft cocktails initially took hold some years back, I remember the first time I was handed a bar menu (at The Table San Jose) that listed only “artisanal” whiskey and rum drinks.

“Who drinks this stuff? And what the heck is Buffalo Trace?” was my initial fool notion as I perused the menu.

As I read further,  words like “angostura bitters“, “drambuie” and “punt e mes” were all foreign to me.  I realized right there and then that my drinking palate was more limited than I realized.  Hence, I’ve taken it upon myself to learn and drink more!

The Boulevard Manhattan: Great for First-timers

If your appreciation for craft cocktails is limited and you’d like to avoid spending a king’s ransom trying to find out what does and doesn’t work for you, this Boulevard Manhattan should be on your try list.

Although this drink’s lineage originates with the Manhattan, the Boulevard Manhattan lacks the “Pow” associated with the first sip.  Be forwarned; it’s blow can blindside you by the second drink.

A Boulevard Manhattan?

Yes, it’s Time to Expand your Palate.

When craft cocktails initially took hold some years back, I remember the first time I was handed a bar menu (at The Table San Jose) that listed only “artisanal” whiskey and rum drinks.

“Who drinks this stuff? And what the heck is Buffalo Trace?” was my initial fool notion as I perused the menu.

As I read further,  words like “angostura bitters“, “drambuie” and “punt e mes” were all foreign to me.  I realized right there and then that my drinking palate was more limited than I realized.  Hence, I’ve taken it upon myself to learn and drink more!

The Boulevard Manhattan: Great for First-timers

If your appreciation for craft cocktails is limited and you’d like to avoid spending a king’s ransom trying to find out what does and doesn’t work for you, this Boulevard Manhattan should be on your try list.

Although this drink’s lineage originates with the Manhattan, the Boulevard Manhattan lacks the “Pow” associated with the first sip.  Be forwarned; it’s blow can blindside you by the second drink.

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Boulevard Manhattan

Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Servings: 2
Author: Laurie La Fond

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Bourbon
  • 1 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 4 dashes of Aromatic Bitters or Orange Bitters
  • 1 1/2 tsp Amarena Cherry syrup from jar of Amarena cherries
  • 2 Amarena Cherries

Instructions

  • Combine all in ingredients in cocktail mixer with ice. Shake.
  • Drop one Amarena cherry in each glass.
  • Pour into each glass with or without ice.

Notes

*If your local grocery store doesn't have Amarena Cherries in stock, many online stores carry jars of these cherries.
This formula serves two drinks; so if you caught a really bad case of the 'Winter Blues', you may want to double or triple the ingredients.

Tips from the Mixologist

This cocktail is a conversation starter. The cherries are an important ingredient for this drink, so don’t skimp. Although we used Amarena Cherries, different types of jarred cherries will work.  Feel free to experiment.  We purchased our jar of pitted amarena cherries from Trader Joe’s for $4.00.

Amarena Cherries from Trader Joes

Written by Peter La Fond

I'm food- and- wine obsessed. Discovering a new recipe is a delight; refining a classic one is my all-consuming idée fixe.

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