ML - Michigan Avenue

2013 - Issue 8 - December

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THE MANHATTAN 2 oz. Whistle Pig rye 1 oz. sweet vermouth 2 dashes angostura bitters Cherry for garnish Intoxicating BEAUTY Classic cocktails mingle with dazzling jewels in the most festive of seasonal elixirs. By J.P. Anderson Photography by Jeff Westbrook Drink Styling by Miako Katoh Jewelry Styling by Mariana Vera Fill a mixing glass with ice. Rinse ice by filling the mixing glass with water, stirring for a few seconds, then draining water out. Add rye, vermouth, and bitters, then stir smoothly for 10 to 15 seconds. Strain into pre-chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry. "I'm always drawn to simplicity," says Matthew Lipsky, bar manager at LuxBar. For this 32-year-old veteran, who drew raves in previous gigs at Untitled and Charcoal Bar, the Manhattan fits the bill. "There are three ingredients not including ice— it's a perfect proportion that can still vary greatly depending on the product you use." Lipsky's whiskey of choice is Whistle Pig, but he'll use Rittenhouse in a pinch. Either way, says the barman, "The Manhattan is the symbol of what a perfect cocktail can be... and of the American way of life—fast, strong, and in-your-face." 18 E. Bellevue Pl., 312-642-3400; FROM LEFT: Elegance ring in 18k white gold with rubellite and diamonds, H. Stern ($22,100). Neiman Marcus, Northbrook Court Shopping Center, 847-498-8161; 14k white-gold earrings set with diamonds and rhodolite garnet, Dana Rebecca Designs ($1,980). Marshall Pierce & Company, 29 E. Madison St., 312-372-2415; Waverly ring with amethyst and pink sapphires in sterling silver, David Yurman ($3,900). 40 E. Oak St., 312-787-7779; 18k gold, diamonds, and pink tourmaline ring, Lulu's on the Avenue ($1,850). 900 Shops, 900 N. Michigan Ave., Third Fl., 312-888-9149; Celeste martini glass, Ralph Lauren Home ($80). MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 114-119_MA_FEAT_Fashion_Winter2014_Final.indd 115 115 11/20/13 5:01 PM

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