After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap beer to a house bartender’s expert cocktail. Here, star chefs reveal their favorite drinks.
According to Eleven Madison Park chef and co-owner Daniel Humm, the hands down best house cocktail is a Manhattan. “There are so many variations on it so there’s something for everyone,” he says, “and they’re easy to make!” Put Humm’s opinion to the test with these nine Manhattan recipes and find your own signature Manhattan style.
1. Classic Manhattan
The traditional version of the cocktail is made with whiskey (usually rye), sweet vermouth and bitters.