Manhattan Monday

I absolutely love how easy it is to find new Manhattan variations to try. It’s a good thing, too, because I’m acquiring new bourbons and ryes at a disturbing rate (sort of a not-problem kind of problem in my house). Today, a simple Google search led me to The Civil War.  It’s a tad too bitter for my personal taste (I would probably go to 1/4 ounce on the Cynar and 3/4 ounce on th Cocchi di Torino), but I like the balance of dark and light between the amaro and the vermouth.  In other news, Few is one of my favorite new bourbons: definitely worth the high praise I’ve been hearing about it. From Mike Robertson at Portland’s The Driftwood Room, by way of Saveur.

The Civil War, Mike Robertson, The Driftwood Room, via Saveur