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Young Man

It is believed that this drink was created by Harry Craddock, head bartender of the Savoy in London. Harry was an American bartender who decided to ply his trade overseas when American Prohibition hit. He joined the Savoy in 1920 and in 1930, he came out with “The Savoy Cocktail Book”, which was fairly popular, even in America where Prohibition was still in effect, although many realized it was on its last legs.

Young Man
1 1/2 ounces brandy
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
2 dashes orange curaçao
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Garnish: Cherry
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass
Source:
This is essentially a Manhattan made with Cognac. The addition of orange curaçao offers a subtle citrus note and a touch of sweetness.
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