THE GOOD OL’ SHERMAN WAY

If you fancy a cocktail with a strong bitter punch, meet the famed Sherman cocktail that is sure to please your palate. A staple at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City during the 1930’s, Sherman is a twist on the classic Manhattan with the addition of absinthe and two types of bitters – angostura and orange.

The spicy and dry tone of rye whisky ties exquisitely well with the bitter sweet texture of the rest of the concoction. The debated ingredient absinthe, often referred to as La Fee Verte (The Green Fairy) in historical literature, is infamous for inducing hallucinations and fuelling creativity.

While traditionalists condemned the drink and its alleged degenerative aspects and psychoactive properties, artists like Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, and Paul Verlaine have hinged on this high-proof spirit for artistic stimulus.

Ingredients

  • Rye whiskey – 60ml
  • Sweet vermouth – 30ml
  • Absinthe – ½ teaspoon
  • Angostura bitters – 1/8 teaspoon
  • Orange bitters – 1/8 teaspoon
  • FOR GARNISH: Lemon

The Process

Place ice in a cocktail pitcher or shaker.

Pour in whiskey, sweet vermouth, and absinthe.

Add Angostura and orange bitters.

Shake well and strain the cocktail into a rocks glass.

Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Sit back and enjoy!


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