The Un-Manhattan Project
1/2 oz. American bourbon (@basilhaydens)
1/2 oz. Canadian rye (Centennial)
1/2 oz. Japanese blended whiskey (@suntorywhisky_hibiki)
1/2 oz. Islay scotch (@laphroaig Quarter Cask)
1 oz. sweet vermouth
1 dash Arabica Coffee bitters (@bittered_sling)
1 dash Lem-Marrakech bitters (@bittered_sling)
September 21 marks the International Day of Peace. My friend Matt @theamateurmixologist has organized something special among the global drinkstagram community. Today, under the tag #PeacePours, each of us will come up with a drink with "Peace" as the common theme.
With so much going on in the world today, it's easy to feel pessimistic regarding the notion of peace. However, we can always do what little we can to shape the world into the place we want it to be. Start with yourself. We were encouraged to ask ourselves the question, "Who will you make peace with?". I believe peace starts in the home, and goes from there. We are not looking for leaders of warring nations to drop arms and suddenly get along. We understand that a world of peace is idealistic to the point of impossibility. But we can do our part in shifting the world closer to that ideal state we hope for.
My drink celebrates both the similarities and differences between various nations. It's a reminder that when we work together, we can achieve something that is unique and extraordinary. It hopes that one day, nations that have fought bitterly against one another may call each other allies, or better yet, friends.