Movie Night… all about Jennie

September 21, 2013  |   In the News   |     |   0 Comment

A mini-series about Churchill’s mother, the beautiful American socialite, Jennie Jerome, was enjoyed by all. The film was enhanced by a round of Manhattans, prepared by CSNO member Ben Capshaw.

Many thanks to Ben, who brought the ingredients and prepared this cocktail for those assembled.
The Manhattan was created in the 1970s at the Manhattan Club, on the island of the same name. This cocktail was first served at a banquet hosted by Lady Jennie Churchill, Winston’s mother. Instructions: Fill 2 stemmed cocktail(martini) glasses with crushed ice, then set glasses aside to chill. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes, then pour 5 oz bourbon, 2 oz. sweet vermouth, and 6 dashes Angostura bitters over ice in the shaker. Stir well. Pour ice out of cocktail glasses, then strain drink into chilled glasses. Garnish each with a maraschino cherry.