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How to Make a Perfect Manhattan Cocktail

Today’s version is strikingly similar to the original, a mix of whiskey and vermouth, dashed with bitters and garnished with a brandied cherry. The main difference, cocktail purists will tell you, is that the earliest recipes relied on rye whiskey. Many current versions use bourbon instead which offers a smoother flavor profile. Beyond that essential change, many mixologists and home bartenders have been experimenting with the Manhattan, finding innovative ways to vary the cocktail. 

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Easy Cinco de Mayo Appetizers

Cinco de Mayo – literally the Fifth of May, in Spanish – is the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, the Mexican army’s victory over French soldiers in 1862. In the United States, we celebrate Mexican heritage on Cinco de Mayo, exploring some of the music, dancing, drinks, and food from across the country. While not all of the food and drinks you’ll see on Cinco de Mayo are authentically Mexican, many reflect the evolving Mexican-American culture and delicacies that have developed through the combination of different cultures.

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