If Martinis aren’t the drink for you, try “The Manhattan Project.”

• 2 ½ oz Santa Fe Spirits’ Silver Coyote Whisky – hard to get outside New Mexico, so substitute your favorite rye or bourbon

• ½ oz sweet vermouth 

• ½ oz Chartreuse

• 2 dashes bitters (Angostura is the tradition) 

Stir for 30 seconds with ice, strain into 2 chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with a maraschino cherry – a real one, not the nasty kind made from enriched plutonium. If you can’t find a good brandied or fresh cherry, try an apple or pear slice.

Photo information and credit:

DescriptionShift change at the Y-12 uranium enrichment facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during the Manhattan Project. Notice the billboard: “Make CEW count — Continue to protect project information.”
Datecirca 1945
SourceEd Westcott / American Museum of Science and Energy
AuthorEd Westcott / US Army / Manhattan Engineer District