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The Brandy Manhattan is a sophisticated and refined cocktail that has garnered a loyal following among cocktail enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. Combining the rich and robust flavors of brandy with the complexity of sweet and dry vermouth and the subtle hints of bitters, the Brandy Manhattan offers a deep resolution of taste that is both delightful and satisfying.
At the heart of the Brandy Manhattan lies the brandy itself, a spirit known for its depth and complexity. The velvety smoothness of the brandy lends a luxurious and refined character to the cocktail, setting the stage for the other flavors to shine. The brandy’s notes of caramel, vanilla, and oak infuse the cocktail, creating a harmonious symphony of flavors.
Complementing the brandy is the sweet and dry vermouth. Both sweet and dry vermouth adds a luscious sweetness and depth to the cocktail, balancing the richness of the brandy with nuanced flavors. The vermouth’s herbal and spicy undertones provide a delightful contrast, adding depth and complexity to the overall taste profile of the Brandy Manhattan.
To further enhance the flavor profile, a few dashes of aromatic bitters are added to the mix. The bitters act as a catalyst, elevating the flavors and harmonizing the different elements of the cocktail. The bitters’ herbal and citrus notes add a touch of brightness, cutting through the richness of the brandy and vermouth, and bringing a subtle complexity to the forefront.
The beauty of Brandy Manhattan lies in its ability to be both comforting and complex, offering a sensory journey that unfolds with each sip. It is a drink to be savored slowly, allowing the flavors to develop and evolve on the palate. As the glass is lifted to the lips, one can appreciate the meticulous balance and craftsmanship that goes into creating this cocktail.
60 ml Brandy
15 ml sweet vermouth
15 ml dry vermouth
1 dash Angostura bitters
Garnish: Luxardo cherry.
Add the brandy, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, and Angostura bitters into a mixing glass.
Add ice and stir well, until chilled.
Strain into a coupe glass.
Garnish with a Luxardo cherry.