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Metropolitan cocktail
Metropolitan cocktail: the brandy variation of the famous Manhattan.


For 1 person
2.5 cl brandy
5 cl vermouth rosso
0.5 cl simple syrup (optional, sweeter)
3 dashes Angostura Bitters

How to make

👉 mixing glass / 🥃 martini, coupe / 🍸 short drink (8cl) / ⏱️ 3 mn
  1. Place a few ice cubes in a mixing glass then the brandy, vermouth rosso and simple syrup.

  2. Stir with a mixing spoon.

  3. Garnish with a lemon zest.


The Metropolitan was published in 1884 in "Modern Bartender's Guide" by O. H. Byron, it is a variation of the famous Manhattan where brandy (Cognac...) replaces whiskey.

The name given to this cocktail could refer to the Metopolitan Hotel in New York (1852-1895) or the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in 1872.

metropolitain cocktail 1884 O. H. Byron

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