Here at the American Cocktail Laboratory, we are always experimenting, always researching, always working to discover or if need be invent the right cocktail for the occasion.
Tonight is Halloween. So what better time to imbibe in spirits? The question answers itself.
To celebrate Samhain, Marianne has created a pale and perfect concoction -- the Ghost Manhattan. Beautiful, innit? And it tastes as good as it looks.
Here's the recipe.
2 parts white whiskey (in this case, Jim Beam's "Jacob's Ghost," appropriately enough)
1 part dry vermouth
2 dashes lemon bitters
Shake vigorously over ice, pour, and add an orange twist.
Above: The noble drink atop our wood stove. It brings to mind the immortal line from Bunnicula Turns 21 -- "It was a white Manhattan!"