Drink of the Week: Venetian Manhattan

This week’s featured drink is straight off the Batter Blue Bar’s Signature Concoctions menu, the Venetian Manhattan at the Mad Batter!

This drink of the week is an incredible twist on a classic Manhattan if you are looking to try something new this holiday season. Bartender Matt combined ice, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters, and Cynar in a cocktail shaker. Once the ingredients were stirred together, he pulled out a thermometer to check the temperature of the drink to bring it down to freezing. He poured the drink into a martini glass, added an orange twist, and it was ready to be served! Bourbon fans will love this variation of a Manhattan, so plan a trip to the Mad Batter and try the drink for yourself.

The Mad Batter Restaurant and Bar is a Cape May tradition, located in the Carroll Villa Hotel at 19 Jackson Street. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy Happy Hour daily from 3-6 p.m. at the bar, which has 19 beers on tap and 19 wines by the glass, as well as a full cocktail menu. Stay for live music from some of the area’s finest artists every night at 7 p.m., all year round! The Mad Batter also offers a children’s menu, a gluten-free menu, and vegan and vegetarian fare. For more information, call 609-884-5970 or visit www.madbatter.com.

The Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar
19 Jackson Street, Cape May
609-884-5970; www.madbatter.com