On the eve of Trump’s first visit to NYC since becoming president, all of us in the vicinity could use a drink.
Presidential visits create massive disruptions as a rule, but rarely do you get the added snarl of citywide protests. From his arrival at JFK airport to his dinner on the Intrepid aircraft carrier in midtown, the area will be a mess for much of the day.
Fortunately, his Orangeness will spare the metro area from a lengthy visit and immediately hightail it to his golf resort in rural New Jersey after dinner.
As a reminder of how nice NYC is when Trump is not here (or signing executive orders that cost, demean or otherwise fuck over New Yorkers) I suggest fortifying with a Perfect Manhattan.
No better source than Philip Greene’s book The Manhattan: The Story of the First Modern Cocktail.
2 oz rye (or bourbon)
.5 oz dry vermouth
.5 oz sweet vermouth
2 dashes aromatic bitters
Cherry for garnish (lemon peel also suggested, real Americans use real cherries)
Stir over ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish
Cheers! (He’ll be gone soon)