Swap out the sweet vermouth of a classic Manhattan for a spot of Rainwater Madeira, and marvel at the transformation. Madeira is a fortified wine produced on the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira, some 400 miles off the northwest coast of Africa, and Rainwater is one of its most popular styles in the US. Commonly served as an aperitif, it’s medium dry, with smoky notes and high acidity. It brings accents of dried fig to play alongside the vanilla and fruit notes of the Crown Royal Fine De Luxe that anchors this intriguing riff on the classic.
Crown Royal Fine De Luxe Whisky
1.25 oz Crown Royal Fine De Luxe Whisky
.75 oz Rainwater Madeira
2 dashes Bitters
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
- Stir for 20-30 seconds, and strain into a coupe glass.