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Friday, March 05, 2010

The original Manhattan cocktail was garnished with a drop of blood.

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  • Now, commonly known as the Bloody Mary.


    By Anonymous Kahne, at September 19, 2007 10:33 PM  

  • Uh, no, the Bloody Mary is a totally different drink. Not even close to the Manhattan.

    I can't find a reference that the Manhattan ever had blood in it. Angostura bitters, yes, but never blood. What the dilly?

    By Anonymous Jeff, at September 19, 2007 10:41 PM  

  • Actually, it was the menstral blood of a virgin hippopotamus.

    By Blogger Xetheare, at November 17, 2008 2:17 PM  

  • oh yeah that easy to get hold of and essential mixing ingredient. i have never heard of a drop of blood going into a manhattan...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 13, 2010 10:57 PM  

  • Oh yes, and a bit of crocodile slime from the sewer crocs. Alligator in a pinch.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 27, 2010 1:39 PM  

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