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Posted by bza on 8/21/2012
Created by
Erik Hakkinen, Zig Zag Café
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  • 2 oz of rye.
  • Quite good; would probably be better with 1 dash of the bitters instead of 2. — ★★★★
  • Replace Chartreuse with Elderflower.
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This is a great cocktail if you can't decide if you want a Manhattan or a Final Ward. I anticipated my preferences and modified the proportions a bit, decreasing the liqueurs to 1/8 oz each and increasing the vermouth to 3/4 oz, and I added a lemon twist.

Dan commented on 4/10/2014:

Very nice, dry-ish cocktail. A nice alternative to a Red Hook. I did not find 1/4 oz of each liqueur excessive. Lovely.

Too sweet for me and Chartreuse overpowered. Adding 1/2 oz more rye made it work for me.

vermax commented on 8/21/2022:

Added orange rind. Took advice of other commenter and upped Rye a bit. Well balanced.