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.
- 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.