Dubonnet Manhattan Instructions
The Dubonnet Manhattan is a classic cocktail that combines the rich flavors of Dubonnet, a sweet fortified wine, with the smoothness of bourbon or rye whiskey. This drink is perfect for those who appreciate a sweet and slightly bitter taste, with a hint of fruitiness.
To make a Dubonnet Manhattan, you will need a few ingredients that you may already have in your home bar. Start by choosing your preferred whiskey - bourbon adds a smoother flavor, while rye whiskey provides a spicier kick. Grab your bottle of Dubonnet Rouge, a sweet wine that has hints of herbs and spices. You'll also need some Angostura bitters to add depth and complexity to the cocktail.
To prepare the cocktail, take out your mixing glass and fill it with ice. Add 2 ounces of your chosen whiskey, followed by 1 ounce of Dubonnet Rouge. Finish off with a few dashes of Angostura bitters - the amount can vary according to your taste preferences. Stir the mixture gently for about 30 seconds, allowing the flavors to blend together.
Next, strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. You can use a Hawthorne strainer or a fine-mesh sieve for this step, making sure any ice or unwanted particles are left behind in the mixing glass. Garnish the cocktail with a twist of lemon peel or a cherry, if desired. The bright citrus or fruity notes will enhance the overall taste of the drink.
Sip and savor your Dubonnet Manhattan, allowing the complex flavors to unfold on your palate. The combination of the sweet Dubonnet Rouge, the smoothness of the whiskey, and the aromatic bitters make for a truly delightful cocktail. It's perfect for enjoying at home or impressing guests at your next cocktail party.
Best served in a Cocktail Glass.
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