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An Inside Look at the Manhattan Experience

Presented by Woodford Reserve

Jonathan Howard’s Vintage Take On the Manhattan

Jonathan Howard shares his turn-of-the-century spin on a classic: The Manhattan 1890.

  • 1.5 oz Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select bourbon
  • 1.5 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 2 dashes Absinthe

Glass: Cocktail
Garnish: Orange peel

Grab a Lewis bag, and crack several pieces of large-format ice.
In a mixing glass, add the absinthe followed by the bitters, vermouth and bourbon.
Add the cracked ice and stir.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.

The Gentleman’s Carry-On: A High Concept Cocktail from Jonathan Howard

Jonathan Howard created this delicious original by imagining the perfect cocktail to enjoy during a long train ride. It’s smooth, smoky—and can be enjoyed in settings far beyond a train car.

  • 1.5 oz Woodford Reserve Double Oaked bourbon
  • .5 oz Rivulet pecan liqueur
  • .5 oz Licor 43
  • .5 oz Bianco vermouth
  • 3 dashes Woodford Reserve spiced cherry bitters
  • spritz Islay scotch

Glass: Rocks
Garnish: None

In a mixing glass, add the bitters, followed by the liqueurs and vermouth and then the bourbon.
Add ice and stir for medium dilution.
Strain over a large piece of chipped block ice into a rocks glass.
Finish with a spritz of Islay scotch.

Catching Up with the Master of the Manhattan

Jonathan Howard’s perfectly-detailed cocktails took him from an acclaimed Nashville bartender to the 2016 Master of the Manhattan. Discover the recipes, technique and insight behind his continued success.

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