Celebrate Presedents Day with a Manhattan Cocktail at 1534!
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2 1/4oz Bourbon or Rye
3/4oz Italian Sweet Vermouth
2 dash Angostura
Stirred and poured into a chilled coupe.
A Political Past
“Whenever you talk cocktail history, it’s always the Democratic party that’s involved, Lord knows why,” Wondrich said.
The initial definition of the cocktail in the Balance and Columbian Registry noted that the drink “is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head.
“It is said also, to be of great use to a democratic candidate: because, a person having swallowed a glass of it, is ready to swallow any thing else,” according to the paper.
At least one famous cocktail — the Manhattan — had its origin in a Democratic club. It was the toast of the Manhattan Club around 1880, Wondrich said.