We love a well-made cocktail, in particular classic, not-too-sweet cocktails with a hint of bitterness that lingers on the tongue. We’re thinking of the Manhattan, old-fashioned, and a well-poured rock shandy. What do these drinks have in common? They’re all elevated by the addition of a few dashes of bitters – Angostura® Aromatic Bitters, to be precise.
You know the classic Manhattan – a classy concoction of whisky, sweet vermouth, bitters and a maraschino cherry. But do you know it’s subtler brother, the dirty Manhattan? Swap the sweet vermouth for dry and garnish with an olive or a lemon twist rather than the cherry and what do you get? Pure sophistication, that’s what.
Get the recipe for dirty Manhattan here.
Not enough is said or written about the old-fashioned. It’s delicious. It’s classy. It’s versatile in the sense that it can be enjoyed at the start of a proper night out or as a low-key nightcap. If you haven’t had one or made one before, you’re in for a treat.
Get the recipe for the old-fashioned here.
The lazy rock shandy
We love the rock shandy as a great non-alcoholic option and because it comes together so quickly. We particularly like this lazy rock shandy, made in a jug for your whole party to enjoy, with some well-chosen snacks on the side.
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