During the prohibition era whisky was smuggled into speakeasy bars across the country. During this time bartenders used the smuggled stuff to perfect classic cocktails such as the Manhattan for its under the radar patrons as the funneled into speakeasy’s to get their fix of the traditional spirit.
Years later mixologists have added their twist to the already simple recipe, in doing so the traditional well balanced Manhattan in all its simplicity has become not so simple. Studebaker Manhattan has bottled the original Manhattan recipe consisting of Canadian whiskey, bitters, lemon, cherry, orange, and simple syrup. We’ll see how this product fares to a bartenders hand-mixed attempts. For more info visit: studebakercocktails.com