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#121 Czequershuus

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 09:21 AM

Tried the Coney Island last night. It is a very straightforward chocolatey Manhattan, and a good drink to try out my Marie Brizard. I recommend it if you are in the mood for something tasty and not to challenging. 



#122 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 12:31 PM

The Williamsburg (Clif Travers via Gaz Regan), which is described by its creator as a cross between the Greenpoint and the Red Hook. Old Weller 7-year bourbon (Elijah Craig 12-year bourbon), Dolin dry vermouth, Punt e Mes, yellow Chartreuse.

I thought it was a bit too herbal for my taste but it was well received by its Manhattan-loving recipient.

 

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#123 lesliec

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 07:49 PM

The Williamsburg (Clif Travers via Gaz Regan), which is described by its creator as a cross between the Greenpoint and the Red Hook. Old Weller 7-year bourbon (Elijah Craig 12-year bourbon), Dolin dry vermouth, Punt e Mes, yellow Chartreuse.

I thought it was a bit too herbal for my taste but it was well received by its Manhattan-loving recipient.

 

 

 

What are the proportions, FP?  Sounds like me, but I haven't been able to track it down online.

 

2/.75/.5/.25 sound about right?


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#124 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:06 PM

You really need to buy Gaz Regan's 101 Best New Cocktails app.
In the meantime, the proportions are 2.5/0.25/0.25/0.25, orange twist.
Cheers!

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#125 lesliec

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:13 PM

When he discovers that more people have Android devices, maybe I will!

Merci bien.

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#126 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:15 PM

De rien!
You should speak to Martin Doudoroff; he is the app developer.

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 01:53 AM

One quick diversion to my favourite booze shop on the way home from work later (we were nearly out of bourbon, I discovered, when I went to make a Williamsburg last night) ...

 

Very nice.  Buffalo Trace, Punt, Carpano Bianco and my liqueur de laurier standing in for yellow Chartreuse.  Definitely to be added to the top 10, I think (which probably has something like 100 drinks in it now).

 

Merci encore, madame.


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 05:11 AM

De rien!
You should speak to Martin Doudoroff; he is the app developer.

 

Speak to him, yes.  Just be careful about going drinking with him  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:  .


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#129 tanstaafl2

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 03:46 PM

The Williamsburg (Clif Travers via Gaz Regan), which is described by its creator as a cross between the Greenpoint and the Red Hook. Old Weller 7-year bourbon (Elijah Craig 12-year bourbon), Dolin dry vermouth, Punt e Mes, yellow Chartreuse.

I thought it was a bit too herbal for my taste but it was well received by its Manhattan-loving recipient.

 

 

 

Do you think the Yellow Chartreuse gave you most of the herbal component you noted? Or was it the combo of the Dolin, PeM and Chartreuse?

I ask because the bourbon substitution you made was from a softer wheated bourbon (I presume Old Weller Antique 107 proof? Used to be a 7yo but is now NAS) to a lower proof but older and typically a bit woodier rye based bourbon. I wonder if that would make any noticeable difference?
 


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#130 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 12:41 PM

Do you think the Yellow Chartreuse gave you most of the herbal component you noted? Or was it the combo of the Dolin, PeM and Chartreuse?

I ask because the bourbon substitution you made was from a softer wheated bourbon (I presume Old Weller Antique 107 proof? Used to be a 7yo but is now NAS) to a lower proof but older and typically a bit woodier rye based bourbon. I wonder if that would make any noticeable difference?
 

Something to do with the combination of the Dolin dry vermouth, Punt e Mes, and yellow Chartreuse. Maybe it would have been better with the Old Weller, I am not sure because I've never had it.



#131 Annette Marron Holbrook

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 11:50 AM

I'm not much for variations on my Manhattan, just love it the way I was taught to make it. I believe I was told to remember the original area code in Manhatta (212) to remember the recipe. 2oz Rye, 1 oz sweet vermouth, 2 dashes bitters. 

My only variation is winter/summer. 

Winter is served up, with cherry garnish.

 

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Summer is served in an old fashioned glass, one or 2 huge ice cubes and citrus garnish (depending on which I have, lemon is usually on hand).

 

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