The romantic-inspired Monkey Manhattan cocktail is where Scotch whisky meets the distilled essence of bitter oranges.
It’s the perfect combination of whisky & bitter sweet – probably a better combination than most of the relationships you’ve had.
Skip buying flowers and chocolate this year and instead spark romance with a firm grip and a fair amount of scotchy notes, with the elegant, multipurpose Monkey Manhattan.
The orange bitters helps to tie everything together so things don’t get too out of hand.
2 parts Monkey Shoulder whisky
1 part sweet vermouth
1/2 part Grand Marnier (orange flavoured liqueur)
1 dash Angostura aromatic bitters
1 dash Angostura orange bitters
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass or Kilner jar.
Add lots of chunky ice cubes to your shaker.
Stir gently with a bar spoon, long teaspoon or a chopstick until the glass or jar feels nice and cold.
Strain carefully through a strainer into a chilled Martini glass.
Drop in a cherry, to add some extra colour and flavour