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Manhattan Bitters

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Ralph posted on 27 Jan 2018 3:38 PM

I was recently looking through the 1935 Old Waldorf guide when I came across a drink called the Metropolitan.  The recipe calls for 2 parts "manhattan bitters" and one part sweet vermouth.  I am guessing this is not an actual lost ingredient but maybe just a big amount of angostura bitters?  I was going to try it with some Vallet Angostura grand bitters as well as regular angostura bitters.  Just wondering if anyone had any info on this.

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To my knowledge nobody has ever uncovered anything to explain it. My suspicion is that it’s a weird editorial error, since there are various preceding Metropolitan Cocktails that are basically brandy Manhattans.

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