You’re headed out for lunch with some friends and they’re absolutely pumped because they have the day off. You, however, have to return home in just a few hours to complete a few tasks that require your attention. You don’t want to be left out of the antics of the whole afternoon and evening, and you know you won’t when you join them later, but you want to feel like a part of the gang right now. The bit you still need to keep your wits about you so you can perform at your best later on.
A coffee-based beverage is going to fit your situation perfectly, ensuring that you can enjoy the moment now, return to fulfill your duties before heading back out to meet your friends. Perusing the cocktail list you find a classy cocktail that will suit your needs: a low ABV, spiked cold brew version of your favorite timeless classic, the manhattan.
- 3oz Bomani
- 0.5oz Carpano Antica
- 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
- Glass: Cocktail
- Garnish: Brandied cherry
- Method: Stir all ingredients over ice. Strain, garnish, and serve.
Why This Cocktail Works
This is a low proof cocktail that utilizes the familiar imprint of the renown classic the manhattan. This cocktail has a medium body in which chocolate and coffee flavors envelope each other, taking on sweeter and more herbal notes as they do. There is a supple finish to this cocktail which is carried along by the herbal element of the vermouth.
Where and When
This Sipper is great both before and after a meal. Its low ABV characteristic also means that is a great middle of the day cocktail, whether you be on a break from work or just looking to have two or three drinks with friends without feeling the effects of the alcohol too much.