Smoky Maple Ragtime Manhattan
£14.00 – £29.00
This sweet, yet bold blend of characterful rye whiskey and indulgent Italian vermouths, finishes off with golden maple syrup, wood bitters and a hint of Islay peat for a smokey, fireside glow.
Steeped in history, as one of the oldest cocktails, the Manhattan embodies the zeitgeist of New York in the late 19th Century. Blended with sweet vermouth, a nod to the large Italian immigrant population, its heady mix of American rye whiskey ignites the night with a potent dash of bitters, blending sharp high notes and herbal undertones with flare, and delicious subtlety.
This medley was composed to the sound of Ragtime, an African American music genre that gave birth to Jazz. This cocktail’s seductive power, lounging by the lively piano, propelled it from the shadows of Prohibition into the limelight it enjoys today. Conceived in the dim, smoky corner of a dark era, the Manhattan discreetly tips its fedora hat to a little streetwise rebelliousness.
We took an NYC distilled whiskey as our base, layered it with an authentic Piedmont vermouth, and followed with a touch of smoke that captures the passing charcoal scent of street-side bonfires in Brooklyn. To finish, we slipped in a dash of maple, as a wink to the Canadian whiskey trend during Prohibition.
And this time, just this once, it’s ok to crack open the maraschino cherries and lay one over your glass. Because you can’t improve on the classic serve, with the last mouthful combining the dregs of rye whiskey with an irresistably sweet almond syrup.
So, grab your coat, collar up against the lamplit snow, and shuffle back in time to that basement piano bar on Fifth, where an undiscovered star awaits… in a forbidden glass.
Available in 200ml and 500ml bottles. Serving size 100ml.
|Dimensions||6 × 6 × 15.7 cm|