Tag archive: vermouth

The Bijou Cocktail

There are no records of who might have created the Bijou cocktail, but we do know it was very popular during the 19th century before the apparition of vodka martinis, and that it was first mentioned in writing in Harry Johnson’s “New and Improved Bartender Manual”.

The Manhattan Cocktail

Although the origins of the Manhattan cocktail are uncertain, the original recipe still exists and it contains the following ingredients: 50 ml of whiskey, 20 ml of sweet vermouth, Dash Angostura bitters which are stirred over ice, then poured into a chilled cocktail glass and decorated with one Maraschino cherry.

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