The Big Sky Country's Answer to a Classic Cocktail - General Knot & Co.


Although he is not a professional Mixologist, my Step-Father is no slouch when it comes to the art of creative cocktail making.  Never does a visit take place without one of John's new cocktail experimentations or found recipes being introduced to us as we are greeted at the door.  "Try it. Come on!" he prods until we agree to a taste.  

To his credit, most of the drinks are quite tasty, but the only one we have ever asked for the recipe and continue to replicate ourselves is what he calls a "Montana Manhattan". This particular libation was picked up from a fishing buddy on a recent trip he took to Montana (thus the name).  Unlike the classic Manhattan which requires sweet vermouth and bitters, the Montana version swaps those ingredients out for Tawny Port.  Give it a try.  Come on, you will like it!


Montana Manhattan Cocktail                                   

Makes one cocktail
2 ounces Canadian Whiskey (such as Crown Royal)
3/4 ounce Tawny Port
Maraschino cherry for garnish      
  • Combine Canadian whiskey and tawny port in a shaker filled with ice
  • Shake for a couple of seconds to combine 
  • Pour into frosted martini glass that has been chilled in the freezer for at least 30 minutes
  • Garnish with cherry and enjoy!

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