Not only does May mean Phoenix Fan Fusion for us, but it also means summer blockbuster movies! John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum is the first up for us! If you weren’t aware, Matthew is a huge fan of this franchise. It stands to reason that we would have to do a recipe and giveaway for it!
In John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum, “after gunning down a member of the High Table — the shadowy international assassin’s guild — legendary hit man John Wick finds himself stripped of the organization’s protective services. Now stuck with a $14 million bounty on his head, Wick must fight his way through the streets of New York as he becomes the target of the world’s most ruthless killers.”
John Wick always takes it to the next level. Therefore, with this cocktail, we wanted to show you how to take a Manhattan to the next level. In the recipe below there are examples of ways to modify the Manhattan to your own taste. Additionally, we chose the Manhattan cocktail because John Wick takes place largely in New York.
Are you excited about the 3rd chapter of John Wick? Well, we are giving away 4 pairs of VIP Advanced Screening Passes to an advanced showing of John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum! The showing will be held at Harkins Arizona Mills on Tuesday, May 14th. The screening starts at 7 pm and the winners should arrive at 6:15 in order to guarantee their seating. Winners will be selected on Sunday, May 12th. Good luck!
There are two things that Matthew really enjoys, cocktails and John Wick movies. In preparation of John Wick 3: Parabellum, he has modified a Manhattan cocktail to something that John Wick might enjoy.
- 2 oz Bourbon
- 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 1/2 oz Aperix Aperitivo Italiano
- Dash Angostura Bitters
- Dash Orange Bitters
- Luxardo Cherry
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail mixing glass with ice.
- Strain into a glass.
- Serve neat.
A traditional Manhattan is typically 2 parts whiskey and 1 part sweet vermouth and garnished with a cherry. With the Manhattan being so simple, it is easy to modify it to add a little oomph! One of the most successful ways to modify a Manhattan is to substitute 1/2 oz of sweet vermouth for 1/2 oz of any amaro or liqueur. You can also modify your bitters to create new flavors.