Gensyn Manhattan

F*cking good and stuff…

Most of the cocktails at Gensyn are pre-batched so they can be served quickly.

“We don’t want the show, we just want a great drink delivered really fast.” – Terkel Kleist

But even though the owners emphasize quick service and insist not to call Gensyn a cocktail bar, great care has been put into designing the drinks menu and a lot of the pre batched cocktails on it have taken months to perfect.

So rest assured – you can have some damn good cocktails at Gensyn. One of them is their house manhattan:

4 cl Rittenhouse rye whisky
2 cl Antiqua Formula sweet vermouth
0,2 cl Luxardo Maraschino cherry stone liqueur
1 big dash Angostura bitters

Stirred with ice and served up in a cocktail glass with a cherry as garnish.

This is a f*cking good manhattan prebatched in a bottle so you can serve yourself. It has “that extra little thing” going on thanks to the cherry stone liqueur. Nothing more needs to be said about this classic.

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Thomas Klem Andersen
I believe that true mastery eventually leads to original creation given the right conditions. I love creative cocktails that push the limits of flavor pairing. But I can't deny I have a personal preference for whisky and love everything that is clear and stirred.