Our Spec's purchase on this Friday night was made more in the spirit of Halloween than in the search of great wine and we just couldn't pass up these spooky bottles of juice.
But with the Univ. of Texas playing Tech we knew it would also be a Jameson-Irish-Whiskey-Manhattan-weekend and we should be ready for whatever came--and Tech brought it. Our beloved Horns looked like crap. Well the No. 1 ranking was great while it lasted and the Manhattans were fabulous as usual.
We passed out gobs of candy to lots and lots of little ghouls and goblins, princesses and fairies. The "V" was good--pretty much standard Merlot-ditto for the "W".
|From Food & Wine Oh!|
Manhattan's "Friday Night Wine Oh's!" Style
We make a serving for 2--
In the shaker:
- Fill shaker with crushed ice
- 4 shots of Jameson Irish Whiskey
In the (frozen) glass:
- 1 T Sweet Vermouth (to taste)
- 1-2 Maraschino cherries
- 3 dashes of bitters (to taste) Shake Whiskey vigorously until the shaker frosts, pour into glass. Find your favorite lounge spot and enjoy.