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A classic Rye Manhattan is my most FAVORITE cocktail in the world. But even I like to shake it up a little bit ( get it, eh? cocktail pun? But really, don't shake your Manhattan. It's supposed to be stirred. ) Today I've got a fresh take on my favorite classic: a Port Manhattan, or as I affectionately like to call it, The Portmanteau.
Why call it a Portmanteau, you ask?
A portmanteau is one word made out of two different, usually free-standing words. For instance, brunch is a portmanteau of Breakfast and Lunch.
And this cocktail is a combination of rye whiskey and port, two things that can definitely be enjoyed on their own, but make something fantastic when combined!
What ingredients are needed for a port Manhattan?
- rye whiskey
- port ( any kind will do, but I like a nice LBV or Ruby )
- orange bitters
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- 2 ounces rye whiskey I use Bulleit
- 1 ounce port any type is fine, but I like the classic!
- 3 dashes orange bitters
- ice a small hand-full will do
- Place the ice in a large tumbler. Pour all ingredients over the ice and give it all a few brisk stirs to combine.Serve over ice in a rocks glass, or my preferred way: up, which means strain the cocktail into a glass and serve with no ice.Garnish with an orange peel or brandied cherry.