Happy Avengers: Endgame release day, everyone!
Here’s the last in my run of Avengers-themed cocktails, and of course I had to finish with the guy who started it all. The evolution of The Avengers rests squarely on Tony Stark's shoulders, just as the success of Marvel Studios rests squarely on Robert Downey Jr's.
For this drink, I knew I wanted to create a Manhattan riff just for the name-pun, but I actually ended up tweaking a recipe I found in the Death And Company recipe book for a drink called Red Ant. And this led me to allow for a little cameo in my pic above.
In my version though, I swapped out the rye for Maker's Mark in a nod to Tony Stark building his Mark I-85+ armour suits, and added in a little gold shine, which I made by creating sugar syrup from gold glimmer baking sugar.
“I am Iron Manhattan”
1.5oz @makersmark Bourbon
1oz Cherry Brandy
1/2oz Homemade Gold Sugar Syrup
2 dashes Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with maraschino cherries.