Saturday, March 17, 2018

Recipe: The Emerald

March 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Recipes

Not as storied as the Manhattan, the variant named the Emerald is a softer, lighter, slightly sweeter, but still spirit forward cocktail, and a much better choice than green beer as a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this Saturday.

The Emerald

2 oz. Irish Whiskey (we use Powers Gold Label, or Kilbeggan)
1 oz. sweet vermouth (we use Cinzano Rosso)
2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass.
Stir ingredients gently with ice.
Strain into a coupe.
Garnish with an orange peel.

The Emerald is but one of numerous variations on the Manhattan theme, and depending on which Irish whiskey you choose, may vary more or less from the original. Using a spicier whiskey (say one of the Redbreasts) makes the overall feel closer to that of a traditional Manhattan. Use Michael Collins, and you may guess you’re having a Rob Roy, which is normally made with Scotch. Whichever way, enjoy your Emerald on St. Patrick’s Day.


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