Strauss' Rye Rosewater Manhattan


2 oz Michter’s Rye  
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
a “squirt” (about 1/4 oz) of Rosewater/Pomegranate Essence (recipe below)
Garnish: Luxardo Cherry (or other Maraschino), Orange peel strip


Place a cherry or two in a cocktail glass, add a cube or two of ice. Rub the peel around the rim and place the peel in the glass.

Place ice in a cocktail shaker

Add whiskey, vermouth and Rosewater/Pomegranate Essence and stir briskly until very cold. Strain into prepared glass and enjoy.

The Bloody Vampire Slayer

  • 1.5oz Vodka
  • 1.5oz Light/White Rum
  • .5 oz Garlic-Pickle Juice
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Bar-spoon of Minced Garlic
  • 2 dashes Franks Red-Hot or other “medium” hot sauce*
  • 3 dashes Vampfire Hot Sauce or other “HOT” hot sauce*
  • Pinch of Celery Salt
  • Splash of Tomato Juice
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Smoked Salt
  • Bacon Dust (crisp bacon + blender = bacon dust!)
  • Blue-Cheese- Stuffed Olives
  • Gherkins
  • Celery Spear
  1. Rim your glass with smoked salt and bacon dust
  2. Mix all other ingredients in a tall-bar or tiki glass filled with cubed or crushed ice.
  3. Stir well. Garnish with gherkins and Blue-Cheese- Stuffed Olive on a Tiki Umbrella and a celery spear (Optional: crisp-bacon slice)