RAVE: Blood Orange Manhattan from Jack & Co.
story and photos by Diana Schwaeble
Cocktails come and go like fashion. What was once popular fades away to make room for the next exciting flavor—I’m talking to you, rum. Whiskey used to be reserved for that cocktail that everyone has heard of, yet no one really drank. The Manhattan didn’t have the allure of a James Bond Martini. The amber liquor looks dark and mysterious in a glass, but is it drinkable if you are unfamiliar with flavor of whiskey? The answer is yes!
Ladies, brown liquor isn’t just for men. The Blood Orange Manhattan featured at Jack & Co. is deceptively simple. It includes 1776 Rye, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur and some skill from the competent bar man. It is smooth, not too sweet and satisfying from the first sip to the last. This isn’t the drink you have to brace yourself before drinking. This is the drink that you admire, sip, and enjoy.
Jack & Co., located at 700 Clinton St., is open for dinner, brunch and cocktails. The rustic elegance of the bar is the perfect spot to relax, indulge your senses and consider what to try next.