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Happy Hour: How to Make the Flatiron Lounge's Toronto Cocktail

Hilary Deutsch

Hilary Deutsch

July 17, 2015


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We all love a well-crafted Manhattan, but it's nice to stir things up every now and then. For a beverage that offers a similar boozy punch and a pleasing balance of sweet and bitter notes, take a sip of the Flatiron Lounge's Toronto cocktail. With a traditional rye whiskey base, this recipe swaps the standard sweet vermouth and bitters for Fernet Branca, the delicious and herbaceous Italian liqueur. In the step-by-step video below, special projects manager Anna Mowry demonstrates how to transform your kitchen into one of the best Toronto cocktail–slinging bars around.

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Hilary Deutsch is editorial assistant at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Instagram.