As part of the recent increased interest in tequila cocktails, it’s became somewhat en vogue to take other classic cocktails and simply replace their base liquor with tequila. For example, a classic Tom Collins would become a Juan Collins.
Which, by the way, if you google Juan Collins it comes up with a man who has had some run-ins with the law.
So there’s that too.
We decided to stick with that trend and made an adjusted Manhattan with tequila.
- 2 oz Don Julio Blanco tequila
- .5 oz sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes bitters
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and then strain into a chilled martini glass with a couple of the cubes from the shaker.