101 Best New Cocktails: Perfect 10, Josh Powell, Somerset House, Bristol, England, UK
Josh Powell, Somerset House, Bristol, England, UK
“I wanted to make a fruity twist on a Manhattan with great body and depth. In my recipe I used Slider which is cider infused with the “highly alcoholic sloes” that Bramley and Gage used to make sloe gin. It’s a bit of a local ingredient so sloe gin works just as well if you can’t get hold of it,” Josh Powell.
50 ml (1.7 oz) Bulleit rye whiskey
10 ml (.3 oz) Punt e Mes
10 ml (.3 oz) Bramley and Gage Slider or Sloe Gin
5 ml (1 teaspoon) Bitter Truth Elixier (E**X**R in the USA)
1 orange twist, as an aromatic garnish
Stir over ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Release the oilds from the orange twist on top of the drink, and discard the twist.
gaz sez: This is a great twist on the Manhattan, and it owes much to the Bulleit rye—a very sturdy whiskey, indeed. That said, the Bitter Truth Elixier (E**X**R in the USA) brings much to the party, too, even though it’s added in a very small quantity. The whole drink, in fact, is very well balanced and it’s very deserving of a 101 BNC badge.