Thursday, January 31, 2019
A Metropolitan cocktail is a simply delicious and historic cocktail it dates back to the late 19th century. It's very simple to understand a Manhattan as a variation on a Metropolitan. The drink is absolutely delicious. I would bet everyone who tried a Manhattan versus a Metropolitan would very easily, simply, and happily prefer the Metropolitan.
The next cocktail was a Brandy Alexander (brandy, cream, and creme de cacao). This drink is amazing. Such a wonderful drink. Then we sipped Don Pedro Brandy as I talked some more and as a finally Andrew, the bar manager at The Exhibition Room in Long Beach, where we were made Hot Buttered Brandy for everyone. It was a lovely finish to accompany the Silent Film
2 oz brandy
1 oz sweet vermouth
1/2 teaspoon simple syrup (I leave this out)
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Brandy Alexander 1 oz (1 part) Fresh cream, 1 oz (1 part) Brandy 1 oz (1 part) Crème de cacao
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Sprinkle with fresh ground nutmeg.
So until next week, I lift my glass to you in a toast my friends. Be good to one another, love one another, share your kindness, your sweetness, and possibly a beverage with someone!