Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Cocktail Wednesdays: Metropole
The next drink we tried was the Metropole, named for another New York hotel. This one was just off Times Square - before it went bankrupt in 1912 - and it had an unusual all night license, with gamblers, actors (of a certain type), and all sorts of late night seedy characters.
1.5 oz Cognac
1.5 Dry Vermouth
1 ds Orange Bitters
2 ds Peychaud's Bitters
Stir the cognac, vermouth, and bitters with ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
The verdict: In the Metropole, I find the dry vermouth to be a large nod to the Martini, and the Peychaud's and cognac a nod to the Sazerac. I feel that it is somewhere between a Martini and a Manhattan in flavor. A thumbs up from both of us.