After much ado (including a postponement, a recasting of the votes, and a rules change), Tales of the Cocktail announced their 2020 Spirited Awards winners today.
- Base Spirit Rye
- Preparation Stirred
- Flavor Boozy
- Served Up
Named to honor the famed upstate New York Race Course, here is an excellent variation on the Manhattan. A healthy ounce of cognac lends a fuller flavor and just a little bit more sweetness than the original.
- Combine rye, vermouth, and cognac in a mixing glass. Add ice.
- Hawthorne strain into a coupe.
- Add two dashes Angostura.
- Garnish with twist.