Bartender Jen Warren of Station House Cafe in Point Reyes Station gives us the Insider scoop on making a killer Manhattan. Like most classic cocktails, the Manhattan is made with only a few ingredients—the quality and nuances of those ingredients play a big part in what kind of cocktail you end up with.
CAMPARI OR AMARO?
The Negroni is traditionally made with Campari, but Station House Cafe bartender, Jen Warren, explains that using Lo-Fi Amaro gives this classic cocktail an update by adding the subtle bitter notes of gentian root and the bright, floral lift of hibiscus and rose.
Station House Cafe's earthy, refreshing take on a classic cocktail.
Jen Warren, bartender at Station House Cafe in Point Reyes Station, is muddling simple syrup, fresh mint and lime. "This brings out the flavors," she explains.
As she's speaking, the bright, sunny aromas of mint and lime wash over us, evoking memories of tropical vacations and long summer nights.