Luxardo in a Manhattan is fantastic.
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I am indeed referring to their maraschino, sorry.
Dash or two of orange bitters is nice too.
Take care that your red vermouth isn't too sweet--youre already getting sweetness from the maraschino, so you have to be careful not to make it too sweet.
Hmm, I currently have slightly-occidized (too many open bottles, too few drinking ) Carpano Antica, Cinzano Rosso and "Tempus Fugit" vermouth rosso. Not actually sure which one is most dry. Either way, definitely gonna use Dolin Dry and not a Blanc (I suppose you were referring to a dry vermouth by white vermouth).
I use Dolin Dry for my dry. Yeah, I meant dry, not white. I am really not doing well with giving clear instructions tonight apparently...
Serious question, how does a place not have twists? Its just lemon peels. I presume they had lemon slices?
Anyways, I don't blame you for not liking whatever you got.
I do about 2.5 oz of rye (Rittenhouse, which is 100 proof) so its a bit less sweet. You definitely have to watch the sweetness. I definitely like they way they play together though.
It's a frustration that out here in the Colonies we basically only get Luxardo's Maraschino -- to the point that the terms have become synonymous. I've seen a few other things recently, their "Bitter" Campari clone (too much menthol for me), Amaretto, Sambvuca, and the amaro Abarth (or something like that though).
I like that you are doing that with a perfect. I will have to give it a try. There is a drink called the Red Hook, which pits rye and Punt E Mes against the Luxardo, which is really good, especially as Punt E Mes is so bitter.
To be honest, I just had the one with that ratio. Next time I will try a slight variation to see what I prefer.
White Martini, original recipe courtesy of Huntsman.
2 oz. Beefeater 24
1 oz. Lillet Blanc
Dash of Maraschino
Twist of orange (no lemons in the house and the orange compliments the Lillet)
It really pleases me that you have my drink sometimes. I still think it is really good.