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Cocktails! Make a Metropolitan with Still Spirits Classic Brandy

Just as gin has the Martini and whiskey has the Manhattan, brandy has the Metropolitan. This classic recipe mixes brandy with sweet vermouth and simple syrup for a simple, satisfying drink that is great before dinner.

The Metropolitan sounds and looks like a classic cocktail, one as old as the Manhattan or Martinez, and it is often called a Brandy Manhattan or a Harvard, though those tend to skip the syrup.A Metropolitan recipe appears in the 1935 The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, but it calls for 2/3 Manhattan bitters (obsolete, possibly similar to Amer Picon) and 1/3 vermouth. While that sounds like an interesting mix, the more common brandy recipe has been noted with the year 1900.

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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