As a yuuuge martini and manhattan fan, I’ve been wanting to start a thread to discuss mixology, but needed an impetus to kick it off. And just got one. For forever and a day, I’ve been using Angostura aromatic, Fee Bros orange and Fee Bros cherry bitters in my manhattans. Well I dropped and broke my Angostura bitters this morning and on a lark, bought Peychaud’s as a replacement. And love them. So here is my manhattan recipe: 3 oz good bourbon 1 oz Dolin sweet vermouth 2 dashes each Fee Bros cherry and orange 2 dashes Peychaud’s aromatic bitters Shake well over ice Strain into a martini glass over a Luxardo cherry. And here are my two martini recipes: #1 3 oz Beefeaters gin 1/2 oz No. 3 gin 1/2 oz Noilly Prat dry vermouth 4-5 dashes olive brine Stir for 30 seconds or so with larger ice pieces Strain into martini glass Garnish with Gorgonzola-stuffed green olives. #2 3.5 oz No. 3 gin 1/2 oz Noilly Prat dry vermouth Stir with larger ice pieces Strain into martini glass Spritz and garnish with orange or lemon peel Gimme yours. For whatever cocktail you like (Except margaritas...they have their own thread, and I grew tired of them years ago anyway).