"Charlie's Manhattans and Grasshoppers for all of us"
In our family, everybody talked about my Dad's famous Manhattans, which today we fondly call Charlie's Manhattans. It was always a traditional drink during the holidays and one with a very special recipe which I have shared below. One word of caution, always stop at two, then stay home or have a designated driver. For the kids, and really for everyone else, Rich's Grasshoppers have always been a real delight. All one needs is a container of vanilla bean ice cream and blender and three to four ounces of creme de menthe. Oh so good!
Ingredients for Charlie's Manhattans:
1 1/2 oz Jim Bean Bourbon
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 Dash Bitters
Splash of Cherry Juice
Stir well with ice. Strain into cocktail glass Serve with Cherry
In the days and weeks to come, it is my intent to post photos and share my many rich and fulfilling Arizona experiences. Hopefully, this blog will engender and create an interest on the part of the reader to know more about the diversity of the "Grand Canyon State" and possibly visit. (November 23rd, 2009)
I was born and raised in the cold country of Minnesota. After spending thirty seven years in education, retirement in Arizona was my answer. Today, my interests and passions include traveling, playing tennis and being with my grandchildren.