Good Drink, Bad Drink

The first recipe from my calendar today was actually the recipe for today: a perfect Manhattan. Bourbon (I used Maker's Mark), dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, and bitters. I took two sips, said Yuck, and poured it out. Sweet and dry vermouth together just don't do it for me. Rye instead of bourbon might have helped the taste.

The second was gold tequila (I used Jose), OJ, pineapple juice, cointreau, and grenadine. This was very orangey tasting, but at least the pineapple juice didn't overwhelm everything else and the grenadine didn't make it too pink. A good brunch drink, I suppose, packing in the ol' vitamin C for the day, but I wouldn't drink it often.