For a sophisticated Mexican spin on a classic cocktail, pour a Mexican Manhattan cocktail. It’s a damn good excuse to enjoy the delicate spicy notes of a good quality reposado tequila.
What is a Mexican Manhattan cocktail?
A classic Manhattan is a mellow spirit-forward cocktail made with spicy rye whiskey or bourbon and the bitter notes of sweet vermouth. In our Mexican Manhattan, delight your senses with the unique caramel flavors only a reposado tequila can deliver. The sweet vermouth and orange bitters bump up the fruity complexity, offering you a wonderfully smooth drink. It differs from other Manhattan cocktail recipes like its Italian cousin, which has a bold nutty warmth from amaretto, and has a less orange forward flavour compared to dapper French Manhattan, which is made with velvety Cognac and bitter orange Grand Marnier.
What do you need to make a Mexican Manhattan cocktail?
To make the best Mexican Manhattan or any 3 ingredient cocktails, there is one vital ground rule to adhere to. When making spirit-forward cocktails, you must honour your drink with top quality spirits. Espolòn Tequila Reposado will pour a flawless Mexican Manhattan cocktail, infusing it with the roasted honey flavors this 100% Blue Weber agave tequila gets from aging in American oak barrels. You’ll also need a sweet vermouth like Cinzano Rosso to add the bitter honeyed thread. This amber coloured fortified wine adds a subtle hint of warm spice. Finally, a dash of orange bitters will bloom the spirits flavour, giving it a bitter herbal kick to deliver a smooth bold finish.
Steps on making the best Mexican Manhattan
You can make Mexican Manhattan in a matter of minutes with zero equipment so you can easily impress your guests at your next Mexican fiesta. For ultimate ease, measure out your ingredients into a large glass or jug with a good handful of ice. Give it a good stir to chill the ingredients for that most delicious sip before straining into a glass. To get it icy cold, you can either chill your glass in the freezer. No Mexican drink is complete without a little zesty lime, so add a twist of lime peel to finish. Olé!