Manhattan Recipe from David Mastromatteo of LoMo

Sometimes a really great mixed drink takes more than three ingredients



photo by susan laughlin

*Editor's Note: Unfortunately, we learned that LoMo closed just after publication of this recipe.

I asked bartender David Mastromatteo at LoMo for a Perfect Manhattan and he came up with this mix. In my estimation it was perfect, not too sweet with a nice hint of orange and plenty of depth of flavor from a creative addition of other liquors and liqueurs for enjoying each sip. Each of the ingredients here are historic beverages.

2 ounces Old Overholt Rye (part of a triad marketed by Jim Beam as The Olds with the others being Old Crow and Old Grand-Dad)

3/4 ounce Carpano Antica Vermouth (sweet high-end red vermouth, smooth and not too sweet)

1/4 ounce Dolan Vermouth de Chambéry

Dash of Cardamaro Amaro (Italian herbal bitter sweet liqueur)

3 dashes of Regan's Orange Bitters

Luxardo cherry

  • Mastromatteo first rinses the glass in a swish of Dekuyper Crème de Cocoa.
  • Pour all of the bourbon and vermouth over ice in a metal cocktail shaker. (If you are serious about making good drinks at home, the ice should be from filtered water when necessary.)
  • Stir for 15-30 seconds (making sure not to cause any bubbles or too much agitation).
  • Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Add bitters and cherry; stir once more very briefly.

Enjoy!

 

 

Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Popular Articles

  1. The State of Solar Power in New Hampshire
    Confused about tariffs, federal incentives or state tax credits? Here's where things currently...
  2. Bird's-Eye View of A Hawk Migration
    One could argue that when God created the world, he received design specifications from a...
  3. The Effectiveness of Aromatherapy
    Health experts discuss how aromatherapy can be used as complementary medicine.
  4. Discovering Campton
    Don't miss out on the historical hidden gems scattered throughout Campton.
  5. Can You Find Real Barbecue in NH?
    Sure thing! If you know where to look. Yes, really. From brisket and pulled pork to coleslaw and...
  6. Try Aerial Yoga
    Feeling like you're in an exercise rut? Give aerial yoga a try.
  7. How to Make a Backyard Coop and Keep Chickens
    Ever thought about keeping chickens? Here's advice from a local expert on how to get started.
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags