This potent sour is a most unusual tipple. It appears to be the love child of a Daiquiri and a Manhattan, with a touch of grenadine thrown in for good measure. Created at the Paris cocktail stalwart Harry’s Bar in 1924, the cocktail’s name is a tip of the hat to the surreptitious stateside drinkers who survived Prohibition. When you can’t decide between a strong, stirred sipper or a bright, citrusy refresher, this cocktail is the happy-medium.
There are those who consider the Manhattan a little sweet for their tastes. Enter the Perfect Manhattan—a recipe variation that calls for equal parts dry and sweet vermouth for a more balanced version of the classic cocktail. Though we believe Manhattans should always be made with rye, bourbon is also an acceptable option, especially in...