With an ingredient list that looks more like ice cream toppings than a proper cocktail, it’s quite a shock that the Met Manhattan turns this good! It’s definitely bourbon-forward, with strong orange notes and a warm, mild sweetness from the butterscotch liqueur.
Unsurprisingly, the Met Manhattan is a 90s drink – albeit one that manages to appeal to modern palates. It hails from the Met Bar at London’s Metropolitan Hotel, according to Difford’s Guide.
This one comes in on the small side, which is probably for the best; it gets sweeter and less pleasant as it warms up. Serve it in a dainty cocktail glass, or else over ice in a short glass.
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a small chilled cocktail glass, or over ice in a short glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
- Met Manhattan at Difford’s Guide