After spending some 8 years in New York City I was fortunate enough to live very close to Times Square for a time. Right there at the north end was a billboard dedicated to Suntory whiskey, the same place where MIDORI was advertised after its launch in 1978. So this cocktail is a dedication to that that magical place in the heart of the Big Apple. This is a strong drink fashioned on the great Manhattan cocktail except using Yamazaki 12 year old as the whiskey base, which has a softer and smoother character to it than Bourbon. To this I added a touch of MIDORI for some fruitiness, vanilla liqueur for sweetness to mellow the spirit and a hint of spice in the guise of Angostura Bitters. This sophisticated cocktail is finished of with a spritz of lemon to give some lift on the nose and is the most ideal finish to any meal.
20 ml (2/3 oz) Midori liqueur
45 ml (1 1/2 oz) Yamazaki
10 ml (1/3 oz) Vanilla liqueur
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Before straining the cocktail into the cocktail glass, make sure your cocktail glass has been sitting in the freezer for sometime.
Strain your cocktail into the glass.
Garnish your cocktail with flamed lemon twist.
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