This month’s Mixology Monday topic was near and dear to our hearts – the topic was “The Manhattan”. (I think just about everyone knows that’s Chris’ favorite cocktail, and definitely within my top 5!)
With this cocktail I’ve decided to take our Manhattan a little … south. Well, South and West, to be specific. We’re using Rum instead of whiskey and chocolate bitters in the place of Angostura. I’m looking for a little more of a pre-Colombian spicy sweet flavor – and this one brought it!
- 2 oz Dark Rum
- 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth (We used punt y mes)
- 2 dashes Chocolate Bitters (We used Fee Brothers)
- Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice.
- Stir to chill.
- Strain into a chilled coupe glass, and garnish with a lemon zest.