This variation on the Manhattan -- one of dozens, if not hundreds -- calls for equal parts bourbon and bianco vermouth. Do not confuse the bianco with dry vermouth, which is completely different. Bianco is a style of sweet vermouth.
- 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
- 1 1/2 ounces bianco vermouth, preferably Martini & Rossi
- Lemon peel twist, for garnish
Fill two-thirds of a cocktail shaker with ice and add the bourbon and vermouth. Stir vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Twist the lemon peel over the drink to release its essence, then drop it in.
From Spirits columnist Jason Wilson.
Tested by Kendra Nichols.
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