Perfect Dubonnet Manhattan
A whiskey made primarily from a corn grain mash, aged in charred oak barrels.
A sweet, aromatised wine-based quinquina. It is a blend of fortified wine, herbs, spices and quinine; 15% ABV.
An American spin-off from the original Dubonnet Rouge. This is a more dry fortified, aromatized, quinquina.
A class of bitters that a broadly made from aromatic herbs, spices, fruits and botanicals. This includes Peychuad and Angostura bitters. You can make these at home. There are plenty of recipes online for various bitters, a good book source is 'Bitters' by Brad Parsons. The only down side is they generally require hard-ish to source ingredients.
A yellow citrus fruit. The peel is often used as a garnish while the juice incorporated into the drink for a tart flavor profile (citric acid).
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist. #shake #straight
Adapted from Bob Albright.