Springtime in Manhattan

a lighter, seasonal variation of the classic "Manhattan" cocktail
2 oz Bourbon, Buffalo Trace
14 oz Pamplemousse Rose, Giffard
14 oz Maraschino Liqueur, Luxardo
14 oz Bianco Vermouth, Dolin
12 dr Bitters, Brooklyn Hemispherical Bitters Black Mission Fig
1 twst Grapefruit peel
Stir, strain into either a coupe, up, or an old fashioned glass with a large cube/sphere. Garnish with a grapefruit peel, expressed.
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1 Comment

I hesitated making this

I hesitated making this libation, as I lacked the black mission fig bitters, but because "Springtime in Manhattan" is a variation of one of my favorite cocktails (the traditional "Manhattan"), I pressed on. Given the grapefruit forward overtones of this libation, I used 6 drops of Bittercube's Jamaican #2 bitters and 6 drops of Dead Rabbit's Orinoco bitters as a substitute for the black mission fig bitters.

The black mission fig is a favorite fruit of mine, so I have a hunch how the fig bitters would taste in this drink. What I used, I'm sure, did not even approximate the fig bitters; however, the bitters substitutes proved to be suitable to the task, and I would recommend them if you, too, lack the black mission fig bitters. I easily rated "Springtime in Manhattan" at 4.5. How would you rate this libation? And do you have any suggestions to replace the fig bitters?