Last night there was a feast that brought together some of our childhood favorites, chili dogs and Frito pie. It was glorious and the inspiration for this week’s cocktail. No, we’re not joking. Since our dinner party revolved around a slightly spicy, sweet and robust chili, the cocktail had to compliment it and yet be able to stand apart. So we took the classic Manhattan and gave it a Red Hook-like twist. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Cheers!
2 oz Colonel E.H. Taylor Straight Rye Whiskey
1 oz Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
1 barspoon Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
2-3 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until cold. Strain into a your favorite glass. Cut an old fashioned lemon twist over the top and squeeze to extract oils. Discard or use as garnish. Serve and enjoy.