Including Period-Appropriate Drink Recipes: Manhattan, Old Fashioned

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The Classic Manhattan

  • 3 parts Knob Creek Bourbon
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • 1 stemmed maraschino cherry

Chill a stemmed cocktail (martini) glass. Pour the bourbon, vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well to blend and chill. Strain the mixture into the cocktail glass; garnish with the maraschino cherry.

Old Fashioned

  • 1.5 parts Knob Creek Bourbon
  • 1 tsp Water
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 2-3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 2 Orange Wedges
  • 1 Lemon Twist
  • 2 Cherries
  • Place the sugar in an old-fashioned or lowball glass and soak with the bitters. Add a cherry, orange wedge and splash of water, and muddle the ingredients with the back of a bar spoon into a thick citrus paste. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add the Knob Creek Bourbon. Stir and garnish with a slice of orange and cherry and add a twist of lemon.

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