I thought 2:1 was standard for Manhattans?My recipe:2 oz. Rittenhouse Rye BIB1 oz. Cocchi Torino sweet vermouth0.5 oz. Luxardo Maraschino liqueurhalf spoonful Luxardo Maraschino cherry syrupdash orange, aromatic bittersStir and serve in a rocks glass with a big ice cube and a Luxardo Maraschino cherry
One of the best-known bartenders in DC uses a 1:1 ratio with chilled Plymouth gin.It warms my heart to see knowledgeable posters use a decent amount of vermouth and orange bitters, which greatly improve the martini. They don't make it good for me -- I'm a Manhattan guy.
I haven't smelled an MFK scent that I disliked. Although I wonder how and where I would wear Absolue Pour Le Soir . . .I like and own Lumiere Noire Pour Homme, an elegant and masculine rose scent. The other standout to me is Masculin Pluriel, a modern interpretation of the classic barbershop scent.