This Episode tried to Kill me | How to Drink

This Episode tried to Kill me | How to Drink

I set out to find the perfect Manhattan by making 42 of them.

In an earlier episode, the Vesper Martini specifically, I mused about the idea of a drink matrix: taking two variables, plotting them on an X and Y axis and running through them all. It seemed like a fun idea, and I asked twitter what I should start with, and the most common answer was a Manhattan. Seven ryes crossed by six vermouths yield forty two drinks, which got me into a bit of trouble as you’ll see in this episode. But I also think this is super interesting and really informative, and there’s some real surprises here too.

Whiskies (in order of line up):
Michter’s Kentucky Straight Rye
Rittenhouse Straight Rye
Old Forester Kentucky Straight Rye
Whistle Pig Straight Rye
Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye
Bulleit Straight American Rye
High West Rendezvous Rye

Matrix Timeline by Row:
00:00​ – Explaining the plan
05:14​ – Martini and Rossi Sweet Vermouth
10:54​ – Noilly Prat Rouge Vermouth
16:35​ – Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth
23:48​ – Punt E Mes Sweet Vermouth
31:24​ – Dolin Sweet Vermouth
37:56​ – Starlino Hotel Rosso Vermouth

After all that Greg’s Favorite is Antica Formula with Alberta Premium

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Directed by: Greg
Edited by: Rachel Ambelang & Greg
Produced by: Meredith Engstrom & Stefano Pennisi & Greg
Cinematography by: Greg
Created by: Greg