Tammany Hall
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About this Cocktail

For much of the 19th Century, the political operation known as Tammany Hall lorded over Manhattan, fixing elections, protecting its interests, making a criminal living off the island's vice, and giving political cover to its immigrant constituencies, notably the Irish. Celebrate your complete control over your city with a Tammany twist on the Manhattan cocktail, split between the period's finest Hollands gin and the immigrant whisky of the ascendant Irish. Crowned with a kingly vermouth and a sunspot of God's own Bénédictine liqueur, it's a swanky sip fit for Boss Tweed. Rafa García Febles, NYC, 2013. Photo by Eric Witz.

  • 1 oz Irish Whiskey (Redbreast or other)
  • 1 oz Genever (Bols)
  • 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth (Carpano Antica Formula)
  • 1/4 oz Bénédictine
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 lemon twist, expressed and discarded
  • 1 Luxardo cherry

Stir, strain, up, twist, cherry. Clench in your fist like it's the city you rule.


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