quote:Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
Employees Only Manhattan - quite a bit different than standard Manhattan. 1.5 oz rye whiskey, 1.75 oz sweet vermouth, 0.5 oz of Grand Marnier.
Definitely smoother than standard Manhattan with the whiskey taste moving more to the background. If you are wanting a more forward whiskey cocktail, stick with the standard, if you want a more subdued, less whiskey forward cocktail, try the Employees Only Manhattan, as it is pretty good too.
Great drink. I'm currently barrel aging it for 45 days.
Since you've been on a Manhattan kick, I highly recommend trying the Red Hook:
2 oz Rittenhouse rye
0.5 oz Punt e Mes sweet vermouth
0.5 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur