Drunken Manhattans

Who are you calling poncy? This is a man's drink!

I’ll admit, I’m a little toasted tonight. Drunk and watching Heston Blumenthal prepare a cockentrice. I hate to admit it, but other people’s creativity sometimes leaves me ready to crawl into a hole and give up. Perhaps it’s the competitive instict, you know, win or die.

For this reason I have provided a picture of a guinea pig dressed as Matt Preston (only Aussies will understand this) and the recipe for a Manhattan. And please don’t feel that Matt Preston’s creativity makes me jealous. Heston’s creativity makes me turn into Matt Preston, and because of that I need several Manhattans.

Drink well, drink often.


  • 2-3 dashes Angoustura bitters
  • Maraschino or morello cherries for garnish (and snacking)
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth


  1. Coat a martini glass with bitters by swirling around the sides.
  2. Place the cherries in the bottom of the glass.
  3. Shake the bourbon and vermouth in a shaker with ice and pour into the glass.
  4. Yum yum yum.

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4 Responses to Drunken Manhattans

  1. Drink well, drink often. Well, if you insist!

  2. Lol, if it makes you feel better I think the genius of Heston Blumenthal is out of this world, and us mere mortals all feel like digging a whole at his creativity.

  3. twirlingbetty says:

    You are hilarious. I can’t think of anything worse than becoming Matt Preston as a result of Heston’s utter…well, there isn’t a word. But anyhoo, here’s cheers to drowning it all out.

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