Happy Hour Guide Winter 2018 | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon

Beer, Wine, Cider...Or a Perfectly Poured Cocktail

Whatever your poison, wouldn’t you say now’s a good time to tip a glass, Central Oregon?

For this season’s happy hour guide, we put on our big-city britches (hey, Bend is growing… gotta think big) and turned our focus on the Manhattan, the classic drink that, surprisingly, can be made a lot of different ways—and with varying degrees of quality. Page through this guide to read about our search for the ideal Manhattan, and then go tip your own glass somewhere good around 5 tonight, K?

On the Manhattan The Manhattan is rumored to have been first poured in New York City at a banquet in the honor of Winston Churchill’s mother in the early 1870s—though conflicting reports state she was actually at home in Great Britain at that time, pregnant with the future Prime Minister.

Although many mixologists have put their own twist on the drink, its origins came from rye, bitters, sweet vermouth and a Maraschino cherry garnish. And, as Ian Fleming’s protagonist said, “shaken, not stirred.”

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