The Manhattan; in Manhattan.
Arrive early at the One World observatory; top of the new World Trade Center.
Set up camp; with a view. Sunset isn’t that far away.
The Manhattan is lavishly prepared. Starting with what I would regard as a lavish amount of Jack Daniels, a dash of vermouth and bitters elegantly balance the aroma; in spite of which, it is positively fuming before being placed in front of me.
Ice; a cocktail shaker; strained, then perfectly poured.
The glass rim is lit up with a rub of orange peel.
A dark cherry appears buoyant in the finish.
I rate this ten out of ten.
I have another.