No one who knows me would accuse me of being a religious man. That does not mean I have not had ephiphanies and transcendent experiences. Those epiphanies and experiences extend into the realm of cocktails. For those of you who appreciate the value of a good Manhattan, I stumbled on a combination of what, for me, might be the perfect combination:
2.25 ounces Willett Pot Still bourbon
.75 ounces Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
2 dashes Bittered Sling Moondog bitters
When I say this is a perfect Manhattan, I'm not referring to the technical definition (equal parts dry and sweet vermouth). I mean perfect as in perfection, nirvana, etc.
As we are on the cusp of Thanksgiving, I hope we all give thanks to our respective favorite cocktail combinations.