Cocktail Recipes 2018-10-30T14:02:27+00:00

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Surfer Rob Roy

Created by Miguel Lancha. Courtesy of Bazaar South Beach by José Andrés

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Tropical Scotch Batch #1*
  • 1/2 oz. Monkey Shoulder Scotch Blend Whisky
  • 1 oz. Vya Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 tsp. Valdespino Amontillado Sherry
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Amarena Cherry for Garnish

Preparation: Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with cubed ice until proper dilution and temperature are reached, then strain into a chilled coupe glass, rinsed with Vya dry vermouth, and add the amarena cherry garnish.

Smoked Barrel Aged Manhattan

Courtesy of Catalina Kitchen at Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (Destination Hotel)

Ingredients:

  • 100 oz. Knob Creek Rye Whiskey
  • 50 oz. Carpano Antica Vermouth
  • 3 oz. Angostura Bitters
  • Luxardo Cherries for Garnish

*Smoked with a blend of bourbon soaked oak, cherry wood, hickory wood, and dried orange peels.

The Brooklyn

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Ragtime Rye Whiskey
  • 1/4 oz. Dry Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. CioCiaro

Preparation: Stir, strain into chilled coupe.

The Manhattan

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Breuckelen Rye
  • 1 oz. VYA Vermouth
  • Angostura Bitters (barely coat the bottom of the mixing glass)

Preparation: Stir, strain into chilled coupe. Garnish with brandied cherry.

American Pie Manhattan

Created by Heather Storm

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Braddock Oak Single Barrel Rye
  • 1 oz. Vya Vermouth
  • 3 drops Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters
  • Luxardo Cherry for Garnish
  • Tiny Flower for Garnish

Preparation: Combine all ingredients into large mixing glass over ice. Stir until thoroughly chilled and strain into coupe glass. Garnish with luxardo cherry and a tiny flower.

The Perfect Manhattan

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 oz. Vya Sweet Vermouth
  • 3/4 oz. Vya Extra Dry Vermouth
  • 2 oz. Rye Whiskey
  • 3 dashes Essensia Orange Muscat
  • 3 Brandied Cherries for Garnish

Preparation: Add ingredients to mixing glass with ice. Stir, serve up and garnish.

The Original Manhattan

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Vya Sweet Vermouth
  • 1-3 dashes bitters
  • Brandied Cherry for Garnish

Preparation: Add ingredients to mixing glass with ice. Stir, serve up and garnish.

Vya 50:50 Manhattan

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Vya Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 1/2 oz. Rye Whiskey

Preparation: Add ingredients to mixing glass with ice. Stir, strain into glassware and garnish.

Manhattan Spritz

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Vya Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Lemon Peel for Garnish

Preparation: Combine Vya Sweet, bourbon and lemon juice in shaker with ice and shake. Pour into highball glass with crushed ice, top with soda water and garnish.

Midnight Manhattan

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Vya Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 1/2 oz. Starboard Batch 88
  • dash of Bitters

Preparation: Combine ingredients and stir well with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Jaeger Manhattan

Recipe submitted by Jeff Mach

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. 100 Proof Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Vya Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. Jägermeister or Ramazzotti

Preparation: Combine ingredients and stir with ice until chilled. Serve in a coupe glass with a brandied cherry for garnish. “Yum!”

Green Fairy Manhattan

Recipe submitted by Paul Fortin

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 oz. Rye Whiskey (Bulleit or Sazerac Preferred)
  • 1 1/4 oz. Vya Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. Absinthe
  • 3 dashes Lavender Bitters (Scrappy’s or Fee Brothers)

Preparation: Pour ingredients over ice and stir until cold. Serve straight up in a martini glass and garnish with an orange peel.

Third Marriage

Recipe submitted by Tracey Eden

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Whistlepig Farmstock Crop 002 Rye
  • 1 oz. Barking Irons Applejack
  • 1 oz. VYA Vermouth
  • 3 dashes of Blackstrap Bitters

Preparation:

  1. Stir everything on a big rock.
  2. Garnish with orange peel and nutmeg shavings.

Monkey on a Mission

Recipe submitted by Jessica Weinstein

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky
  • 1 1/2 oz. Vya Vermouth
  • 1 long dash of Angostura Bitters
  • 2 short dashes of Orange Bitters
  • Atomized Sombra Mezcal
  • Garnish with Flamed Orange

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