4 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon (or your preferred Bourbon or Rye)
2 oz sweet vermouth (I used Martini and Rossi)
2 oz Cocchi Americano
4 dashes of Angostura bitters
2 dashes of blood orange bitters
Flame a lemon peel over drink
Now, I am a fan of Manhattans anyways. If I am going to order a grown up drink at a steakhouse, I'll likely choose Manhattan over Martini. But without sounding too self congratulatory, this tipple is one of my best attempts. I will be making it again (and again, and again, and again). It has the deep, oaky flavor of the bourbon with a nice citrus jolt, and it is very smooth. Finished with notes of caramel and spice. All of it is nice.
Come on over, I'll make you one.