The earliest unequivocal reference to a Manhattan cocktail dates back to September 1882 where it is described as "a mixture of whiskey, vermouth and bitters." Such was the Manhattan then, such it is now, such shall it ever be, world without end.
Rye whiskey is the oldest spirit of the United States. Rye whiskey was conceptualised in 1798, with a distillery being set up in Mount Verno-- and the rest as they say is history, with its popularity continuing to grow today. Surely, bourbon and scotch are the most heard of, but rye whiskey is just as special with its big, bold, dry and spicy flavour profile.
While in Tokyo a couple of years ago, I walked into Bar Helissio for an afternoon tipple.
You may have been saved from terrible hangovers if you have always followed the “liquor before beer” advice. But, then you have inevitably missed out on some of the best bomb shots. For all the risk takers out there, here’s a tip: try the Irish Car Bomb. The Irish Car Bomb, unlike any other cocktail, is a drink that welcomes you with a split reputation dictated by nationality entirely.