Manhattans in DC

Manhattan cocktail, picnic, Makers Mark Bourbon

I wanted to get this posted before it makes no sense at all to have posts up of me in a dress when it's so cold out. Last month, Brian and I decided to have a date in the park and have a picnic. Being the bougie guy he is, Brian packed his mini cocktail kit and everything else he needed to make a Manhattan for himself. I must say, Brian makes a great Manhattan and I thought it would be a fun idea if I got him to share his recipe today. 




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Manhattan
Brian's Manhattan recipe
Ingredients
  • 1.5 oz Maker's Mark or any other bourbon
  • 0.5 ox Sweet vermouth
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Ice
Instructions
Put a few dashes of bitters into a cocktail shaker and swirl.Add bourbon and vermouth, then fill with ice.Shake well and serve up, with one or two cherries or an orange twist.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2

Manhattan cocktail, picnic, Makers Mark Bourbon

Manhattan cocktail, picnic, Makers Mark Bourbon

Manhattan cocktail, picnic, Makers Mark Bourbon

Manhattan cocktail, picnic, Makers Mark Bourbon

Manhattan cocktail, picnic, Makers Mark Bourbon

Manhattan cocktail, picnic, Makers Mark Bourbon

Manhattan cocktail, picnic, Makers Mark Bourbon

Manhattan cocktail, picnic, Makers Mark Bourbon

Manhattan cocktail, picnic, Makers Mark Bourbon

Manhattan cocktail, picnic, Makers Mark Bourbon

Manhattan cocktail, picnic, Makers Mark Bourbon

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Big thanks to Brian for helping me write this post. And for you, readers, what are some of your favorite cocktails?

14 comments

  1. What a fun day! I haven't had a picnic in ages - I need to schedule one!

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  2. Oh what a fun little kit to bring to a picnic! :) Looks like a lovely way to spend an afternoon too, it's been a few months since I had a picnic, I need to plan one now that it's warmer.

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend! We are having a quiet one as it's too hot to be outside while we're sick - dealing with sick toddlers!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  3. Love the cocktail shaker kit - so cute! I personally love Moscow mules and French 75s!

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  4. How had I never heard about this cocktail before? It's so quick and easy to make! The cocktail kit is so cute, and super handy for picnics or to take to a friends' dinner!

    Julia x
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  5. Dear Debroah,
    Brian had really a cool idea for this picnic and I'm impressed he even had everything with him to mix Manhattans! Wow - you have such a wonderful partner, what you definitely deserve <3
    And I love you in your fresh picnic outfit!
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  6. Lovely look dear and the location is beautiful!!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: LONDON ROOM & MY FAVORITE DRESS

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  7. How fun! Picnic season just ended around here – it is now officially almost cold – but I love picknicking in the spring and early summer, before it gets sweltering hot!

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  8. This sounds super yummy and I def need a drink right about now. Thanks for sharing babe!
    xx, Eda
    http://luxeandlinen.com

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  9. What a fun picnic! Great photos!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  10. I've never actually had a Manhattan? I need to try one! They look and sound tasty. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  11. I've never had a Manhattan! Sounds like I need to try one!

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  12. I love this, picnics and a cocktail in the park. I am already missing summer!
    xoxo Falasha
    Bite My Fashion


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  13. This looks like a perfect picnic! haha I'm a margarita and sangria girl myself.
    Tori || Victori Media

    https://www.victorimedia.com

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