So for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gaz Regan Sponsored a Cocktail Contest...
The contest was limited in that we were supposed to use Dubonet, Bernheim Wheat Whiskey, Rittenhouse Rye, Lunazul Tequila or Pama Liqueur as the base of the cocktail and it had to be simple.
Anyways i won the Bernheim division of the contest and now i am going to let you in on how. . .
Being the wise acre i am, i took 4 out of the 5 ingredients and mixed them together and surprisingly it tasted good (i would have used all 5 but i didn't have one of the ingredients...).
What i do when crafting a 'constrained' cocktail (one with specified ingredients) is mix them equal parts and experience on my palate what 'needs' to be adjusted (to sweet - less of that, to strong - less of that, to herbal/spicy/etc. - whichever . . . less of, or complete removal... and then i think in the opposite direction. . . need more of this, or more of that--etc.).
So here is the winning recipe....
20-25ml Bernheim Wheat Whiskey [3/4 oz]
20-25ml Rittenhouse Bonded Rye [3/4 oz]
20-25ml Dubonet Rouge [3/4 oz]
20-25ml Pama [3/4 oz]
Stir and Strain into a chilled Glass
Garnish with an orange twist
Here is the Mandala that Gaz Made me... AWESOME!!!