It is Mixology Monday again and for a change I am not weeks early. It is Victoria Day weekend here in Canada. The theme for this MXMO is “I’ll take Manhattan.” I well remember my first Manhattan. My college roommate had a part time resto job and came home all enthusiastic about them. We had cheap whisky, cheap vermouth – I didn’t like it at all. But since my taste buds have refined somewhat with age, it has become a favourite.
Still – how to reconcile such an American theme with Victoria Day? Well, the only way I can – with a typically Canadian compromise.
- 2 oz Dark Horse whisky
- 1/2 oz Dolin sweet vermouth
- 1/2 oz Pimm’s #1 cup
- 1/4 oz black currant simple syrup
- Few dashes Dillons DSB bitters
Stir in an ice-filled shaker until frosty and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Rule Britannia! Or maybe I should say Cool Britannia!