Metropolitan | Cocktail Party

Metropolitan

Metropolitan cocktail with brandy, sweet vermouth, simple syrup, and Angostura bitters

The Metropolitan is a brandy-based twist on a Manhattan, with roots stretching back to at least the end of the nineteenth century.

The Metroplitan calls for a touch of simple syrup. This necessitates a shake, rather than the traditional stir you’d use for most vermouth-forward drinks. This results in a surprisingly foamy head, and a thicker body than you’d expect for drinks in the Manhattan family.

Like all drinks with such prominent usage of vermouth, the Metropolitan demands high-quality, fresh stuff. Use the best bottle of vermouth you can get your hands on, ideally no more than a few weeks since it was first opened.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass.

Cocktail Party app on tablets and phones

Get the App

The Cocktail Party app puts this drink – and hundreds more – in your pocket, and tells you what you can make from the ingredients you have at home. It's the best $3.99 you'll ever spend on a drink.

Read more

Really Good App

We downloaded the app after seeing it as one of the top posts on /r/cocktails, and we've been playing around with it and adding our ingredients to the list. While it's not an all inclusive list of ingredients (missing some creme de ), it's a solid overall app and tosses out some truly spectacular recipes based on what you have in your liquor cabinet. Minor quibbles for an otherwise fantastic application!
US JCorduroy, iTunes App Store