No flat, flavorless Manhattans in here! Bart Simpson would approve.

Here’s the TRE’s recipe for a dynamite Manhattan:

2.5 oz of Whiskey (I use Slow & Low Rock and Rye)

3/4 oz of Sweet Vermouth

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Stir or shake in a mixing glass and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Garnish with a single cherry.


-The Retail Explorer

Blue Wave, Part II

Mess with the bull, you get the Wave. That’s not how that saying goes, is it? Eh, I dunno.

For those of you wondering at home, yes, this is a real shot you can order at a bar. As a bartender, I was never able to administer the shot, but I did get to see it done to one of my friends. I do not suggest ordering one for yourself, for obvious reasons (unless you’re really hot and want to cool off), but it would be perfect for someone else for a special occasion. Or for revenge. Or to be an ass. I don’t care. Your call on that. Look it up. It’s delightful.

-The Retail Explorer