After spending some 8 years in New York City I was fortunate enough to live very close to Times Square for a time.
Right there at the north end was a billboard dedicated to Suntory whiskey, the same place where MIDORI was advertised after it’s launch in 1978.
So this cocktail is a dedication to that that magical place in the heart of the Big Apple.
This is a strong drink fashioned on the great Manhattan cocktail except using Yamazaki 12 year old as the whiskey base, which has a softer and smoother character to it than Bourbon.
To this I added a touch of MIDORI for some fruitiness, vanilla liqueur for sweetness to mellow the spirit and a hint of spice in the guise of Angostura Bitters.
This sophisticated cocktail is finished of with a spritz of lemon to give some lift on the nose and is the most ideal finish to any meal.
Ingredients - Midtown Muse - (1 glass)
|Yamazaki 12 Year Old Whisky||45ml(1 1/2oz)|
|Any other ingredients (eg. ice cubes) are not included in the alcoholic content listed.|
Mixing Instruction - Midtown Muse -
- Pour the ingredients over ice into a mixing glass and stir well.
- Strain into a pre-chilled glass.
- Garnish with a twist of lemon.
- Avoid over stirring this drink as it will cause too much dilution and the flavours will not balance.
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