Manhattan Metropolitan Reverie
June 9, 2024

Manhattan Metropolitan Reverie

Embark on a journey through the bustling streets of the city with the Metropolitan Reverie cocktail. This modern twist on the classic Manhattan evokes the elegance of uptown sophistication and the vibrancy of downtown energy. Crafted with premium ingredients, this cocktail is a harmonious blend of smooth bourbon, rich vermouth, and a hint of aromatic bitters, all elevated by the essence of hand-charred orange peel. Sip and savor the metropolis in a glass.

Recipe: Ingredients:

  • 2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters
  • 1 strip of orange peel
  • Maraschino cherry, for garnish


  1. Chill: Place a mixing glass or cocktail shaker in the freezer to chill for a few minutes.
  2. Prepare the Glass: Take a chilled coupe glass and gently express the oils from the orange peel over the glass by holding the peel over the glass and giving it a twist. Rub the rim of the glass with the peel and then set it aside.
  3. Mix the Ingredients: Fill the chilled mixing glass or shaker with ice. Add the bourbon, sweet vermouth, and aromatic bitters.
  4. Stir: Using a long-handled bar spoon, gently stir the mixture for about 30 seconds. Stirring, rather than shaking, helps to maintain the cocktail's clarity and silky texture.
  5. Strain: Strain the mixed cocktail into the prepared coupe glass.
  6. Garnish: Drop a maraschino cherry into the glass. The cherry adds a touch of sweetness and a pop of color against the deep amber of the cocktail.
  7. Enjoy: Sip and savor the Metropolitan Reverie, allowing its flavors to unfold on your palate. Take in the subtle notes of bourbon, the richness of vermouth, and the complexity of bitters, all while being uplifted by the citrusy aroma of orange.

Whether you're reminiscing about city lights or dreaming of urban adventures, the Metropolitan Reverie cocktail is your ticket to a sensory escapade through the heart of the metropolis.

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