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Woot! Passed my final. To be completely honest with you, my teacher gave me hints for the harder parts. I'm going to keep working on memorizing everything though. I think I'll be fine. I stopped by The Outside Corner in Gahanna, to celebrate. I wanted a traditional manhattan, up. But they didn't have any bitters. So I got a perfect manhattan, up, after I explained to the bartender, what perfect means. They didn't have any martini glasses either. He explained that they usually don't serve high end stuff like that. They didn't need another bartender either. The owner just hired friends. Well, one place down. Thus begins my job hunt.

Manhattans have been my drink of choice lately. I was tempted to get a Long Island iced tea. But then I thought, "Fuck that candy ass shit! I wanna taste my alcohol!" The last two I've had, were so good. Made my lips numb. I only had one tonight. Was on an empty stomach. I'm a lightweight. More soon. Bedtime.


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Feb. 26th, 2006 11:27 am (UTC)
What's a "perfect" manhattan? And what does "up" mean, in this context?
Feb. 27th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
"Perfect" means, it gets 6 to 8 drops of sweet vermouth, and 6 to 8 drops of dry vermouth. Regular Manhattans only get the 6 to 8 drops of sweet vermouth, with the whiskey(of course).

My favorite drink, a Traditional Manhattan, gets a cherry crushed on the bottom of a rocks glass with a dash of bitters(tastes like roots, herbs and spices). Then ice, whiskey and a second cherry.

I asked for it "up", which means, in a martini glass. Drinks with the name Traditional, always get a dash of bitters and a double garnish, in a rocks glass. Though I'd gotten one "up", in a martini bar once. So I wanted to be difficult at this bar and get one up again, even though you don't get the alot of the first garnish, because it gets strained after it is crushed and swirled. At least you'd still get the cherry juice. But they didn't have any martini glasses at that last bar. So I had to have it in a rocks glass.

Mmmm. Now I'm really wanting another manhattan.
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