Welcome to another evening at The MOTUS Twilight-Nocturne Lounge, where we melt the worries of life and time away with cocktails and music.
Little Mo is tending bar tonight.
Just nod, he knows what you want.
Tonight’s featured drink is the classic Manhattan cocktail:
The Manhattan is a boozy, sophisticated drink that embraces the energy of the city after which it's named. But unlike its cosmopolitan brother in arms, it is dark and moody: If the Martini is James Bond's drink, the Manhattan is Bruce Wayne's.
- 2 oz Bourbon or Rye Whiskey (Little Mo recommends Rye, although bourbon is traditional)
- 1 oz Sweet Vermouth (Little Mo recommends Dolin or Martini & Rossi)
- 2 Dashes of Bitters (Angostura or Cecil & Merl)
- 1-3 Cherries (Little Mo recommends dried tart cherries that you have marinated for a week in brandy or red wine)
- OR, a Twist of Lemon
- OR both
It’s a favorite of hapless Madison Avenue advertising executives like Mad Men’s Don Draper:
And North By Northwest’s Roger Thornhill, another NY ad executive, curiously mistaken for a government agent and framed for murder. Boy, who wouldn’t want to do that – frame a government agent, I mean.
As long as you’re not a New York advertising executive, Manhattans, in moderation of course, are probably safe to consume. So chill out with this evening’s special entertainment - Georgie Auld with his sultry rendition of Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers’ classic: “Harlem Nocturne.” I think it fits in nicely with tonight’s theme of hapless hucksters who may be either Mad Men or government agents, or both.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network