Skip to comments.Saturday Night Jazz at The MOTUS Twilight-Nocturne Lounge
Posted on 03/15/2014 3:53:55 PM PDT by NOBO2012
Welcome to another evening at The MOTUS Twilight-Nocturne Lounge, where we melt the worries of life and time away with cocktails and music.
Little Mo is tending bar tonight.
Just nod, he knows what you want.
Tonights featured drink is the classic Manhattan cocktail:
The Manhattan is a boozy, sophisticated drink that embraces the energy of the city after which it's named. But unlike its cosmopolitan brother in arms, it is dark and moody: If the Martini is James Bond's drink, the Manhattan is Bruce Wayne's.
- 2 oz Bourbon or Rye Whiskey (Little Mo recommends Rye, although bourbon is traditional)
- 1 oz Sweet Vermouth (Little Mo recommends Dolin or Martini & Rossi)
- 2 Dashes of Bitters (Angostura or Cecil & Merl)
- 1-3 Cherries (Little Mo recommends dried tart cherries that you have marinated for a week in brandy or red wine)
- OR, a Twist of Lemon
- OR both
Its a favorite of hapless Madison Avenue advertising executives like Mad Mens Don Draper:
Don listens as boss Roger Sterling discloses his marital problems at the legendary Oak Room Bar in the fabled Plaza Hotel in this season-one Mad Men episode.
And North By Northwests Roger Thornhill, another NY ad executive, curiously mistaken for a government agent and framed for murder. Boy, who wouldnt want to do that frame a government agent, I mean.
Roger Thornhill, in happier times at the Oak Room Bar, before he was identified as a government worker.
As long as youre not a New York advertising executive, Manhattans, in moderation of course, are probably safe to consume. So chill out with this evenings special entertainment - Georgie Auld with his sultry rendition of Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers classic: Harlem Nocturne. I think it fits in nicely with tonights theme of hapless hucksters who may be either Mad Men or government agents, or both.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
Thanks for the Nocturne. I’d never heard that composition before.
There’s also a Southern Comfort Manhattan. After a day on the ski slopes, it’s a drink for drifting off into warm contemplation before a roaring fire.
I understood that you are supposed to make your Manhattan with Rye until Derby Day, then, bourbon. Back to rye after Labor day.
Lots of great ideas and things I didn’t know.
Thanks to everybody
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