Uncle Gordy's Perfect Manhattan
This recipe has been tweaked slightly by me but was the basic favorite of my Mother’s brother-in-law for years. If you are serving it to a woman, put it in a martini glass, if yu are serving it to a man, serve it in a bucket glass with fresh ice.
The key to the flavor Gordy’s version is the use of Southern Comfort, a beverage I would usually never touch except for this drink. I have also made it with a ton of other blended whiskeys, like Maker’s Mark, and it is good but different. I prefer the Southern Comfort version.
As my Uncle says, 2 or 3 of these and all of your troubles will disappear, but be aware of the possible hangover the next morning. This is a slightly sweet drink.
2 ounces Southern Comfort
½ ounce dry vermouth
½ ounce sweet vermouth
2 dashes bitter
A martini glass for a girl, bucket galss with ice for a guy
1. Fill the shaker with ice and all ingredients.
2. Shake and serve.