Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Anejo Manhattan

This drink is created by renowned cocktail consultant Ryan Margarian.  He is the co founder of Aviation Gin in Portland, a craft gin that comes in a beautiful art deco style bottle.  It's a nice change up from a standard Manhattan, though it's a bit more involved.  

2 ounces añejo tequila
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
1/4 ounce Licor 43
Dash of Angostura bitters
Dash of orange bitters
1 fresh cherry

As all of these ingredients are transparent, this is one to stir with ice and then strain.  I used mole bitters rather than the angostura, which I thought worked quite well with the Spanish/Mexican vibe of this cocktail.  Margarian soaks a fresh cherry in tequila, then wraps it in mole salami.  I used thinly sliced chorizo around Amarena cocktail cherries.

A decent summer cocktail with savory aspects.

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