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Mad-hatten Cocktail

Staff Writer
Courtesy of the Four Seasons

The Mad-hattan cocktail.

You'll be mad about this Manhattan (get it?) cocktail recipe for Valentine's Day. The Mad-hatten is made by Adrian Ross-Boon of Wit & Wisdom tavern at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 Ounce Knob Creek Rye Whiskey
  • 1/2 Ounce The Famous Grouse whiskey
  • 1/2 Ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 Ounce Mathilde Blackcurrant Liqueuer
  • 2 dashes Dale Degroff’s Pimento Bitters
  • 1 lemon


Pour ingredients into pint glass and add ice. Stir for approximately 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Take peeler or paring knife and cut lemon peels about 1/2 inch wide. Carefully hold the peel between the thumb and forefinger and twist over the glass, peel side down, to express the citrus oil into the drink. Rub the peel around the rim of the glass to provide extra flavor. Garnish with lemon peel.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.