Last weekend, my wife and I saw the movie Annabelle: Creation at LOOK Cinema. If you’re into horror movies, I’d say it’s definitely worth seeing. We decided to grab a quick bite to eat in the theater’s Ivy Kitchen. I love trying new drinks. So, I decided to get the Bootstrap Manhattan. The key players for this drink are whiskey, sweet vermouth, bitters, Luxardo cherry and a maple smoked glass. This drink is freaking amazing!
However, I will say the most interesting part of the drink is the maple smoked glass. There is something about that element of surprise of sweet smoke, mixed with the bite of the whiskey, bitters and that cherry, Yes, I would be re-missed if I left out the Luxardo cherry. This cherry has a full, rich flavor that has a hint of grape. The cherry is the secret weapon that really sets the drink off. This drink would pair well with BBQ, a savory alfredo sauce dish or even pizza.
My only complaint (if I have to pick one) is the drink is too small. Nevertheless, with a $12 price tag, it’s well worth every dollar spent. The Bootstrap Manhattan has a unique kick that you just won’t find in mere whiskey alone. I could have had another one, but I stopped there. So, make sure you try this drink the next time you find yourself at LOOK Cinema. You’ll thank me for it (and yourself).
Bottoms up….it’s Thirsty Thursday!