It’s not quite time for frozen drinks with umbrellas or icy cold G & Ts, but a good bridge between winter warming cocktails and refreshing summery quaffs is this Tawny Manhattan.
If Manhattans are up your alley, you’ll love this twist on the classic.
Tawny port replaces the usual sweet vermouth which gives the drink a lovely complex flavor. The orange bitters in place of angostura add a little note of citrus that livens everything up.
2 ounces rye whiskey
1 ounce tawny port
2 dashes orange bitters
1. Stir all ingredients with cracked ice until cold.
2. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.
Recipe from Foodista.com
Ask For The Moon is not my typical kind of music. However, more and more I find myself asking “What IS my kind of music?”
And does one have to like any one genre? Definitely not.
For instance, my youngest bought his first cd last week. Wait for it……
‘John Denver’s Greatest Hits’.
Didn’t all of those hundreds of hours listening recently while I played Meursault, The Decemberists, Okkervil River, King Post Kitsch, DeVotchKa, The Twilight Sad, Grandaddy, Withered Hand, Arcade Fire, Jesus H. Foxx, Nick Cave, and British Sea Power (to name a few) sink in a little?
Nah. He loves John Denver because he had a happy experience at camp with ‘Country Roads’. That led him to love all of JD’s stuff.
It is quite hilarious to listen to a nine year old playing ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane’ on piano and singing along. “Hold me like you’ll never let me go.”
So, what’s my point? Just that I listened to ‘John Denver’s Greatest Hits’ this morning while I wrote this post and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
There, not my typical kind of music.
Which brings me back to Suzuki Method’s ‘Ask For The Moon’.
Moody, dance music with a fantastic beat goes perfectly with a few cocktails.
I guess it’s just one of my kinds of music.