The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

Metropole Cocktail

The Metropole Cocktail was the house cocktail at the Metropole Hotel, opened in New York just before the beginning of the 20th century. Some say it is a stronger and spicier version of the Manhattan. We say, it is delicious.


1 1/2 oz brandy or cognac

3/4 oz dry vermouth

dash Bitter Truth Orange Bitters

2 dashes Bitter Truth Creole Bitters

1/8 oz simple syrup


stir with ice

strain into a cocktail glass


Adam 14 Sep 2011
6:31 pm

Cue people complaining about Martini…

Ginty 19 Sep 2011
6:54 am

Excellent video, Robert! Found this drink in Wondrich’s book, and I dig it. Showed it to my friend and she loved it too. Hoping I can find bitter truth in Canada, but my Peychauds is good enough for now.

jrwerther 19 Sep 2011
10:08 am

where did the comments go ?

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