Friday, January 18, 2019 / by Teresa McCormick
ABOUT THE REVERSE MANHATTAN COCKTAIL
Though vermouth is mainly used today as a modifier, Justin Lavenue, the co-owner and operator of The Roosevelt Room in Austin, points out it was poured more liberally in the mid to late 1800s. “In a lot of ways, the Reverse Manhattan is an homage to how people used to drink vermouth and homage to the genesis of cocktails as a whole,” he says. “If balanced correctly, [it] can be a wildly delicious drink.”
This recipe originally appeared as part of “5 Modern Riffs on the Reverse Manhattan.”
INGREDIENTS IN THE REVERSE MANHATTAN COCKTAIL
HOW TO MAKE THE REVERSE MANHATTAN COCKTAIL
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass.
Garnish with a marasca cherry.
*Sweet vermouth blend: Combine a 750 mL bottle of Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, 19 oz Punt e Mesaperitivo and 6 oz Carpano Antica Formula vermouth. Store in the refrigerator for several weeks.