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A Man­hat­tan in Sin­ga­pore

A Man­hat­tan in Sin­ga­pore

One of the first clas­sic cock­tails was the Man­hat­tan, born in New York in the 1880s. Com­par­ing the af­flu­ence of Man­hat­tan to Orchard Road, Men­doza cre­ated a ver­sion of this iconic cock­tail that brings out flo­ral and spice notes as be­fits our trop­i­cal city. It’s a spirit-for­ward con­coc­tion that ex­udes Crazy Rich Asians, but with su­perb el­e­gance and re­straint. Ideal for toast­ing the fes­tive sea­son with.

Orchard

45ml Michter’s Rye 15ml La Quintinye Rouge ver­mouth 10ml el­der­flower liqueur

2 dashes Pey­chaud’s Bit­ters

• Chill a mix­ing glass thor­oughly by fill­ing up with ice. Stir. Pour out ice and place all in­gre­di­ents into it with a fresh large block of good qual­ity ice.

• Stir with a bar spoon un­til you get a slight di­lu­tion and drink is chilled through. Men­doza uses a 40-revo­lu­tion stir as a gauge, but it’s im­por­tant also to watch the change of colour as you stir.

• Strain into a stemmed cock­tail glass, and gar­nish with a lemon peel.

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