Continuing our series inspired by our love of Mad Men, interior decor and cocktails, we are pairing design and drinks! This post, a manly room needs a manly drink, and with the upcoming holidays we decide on a classic cocktail for this classic contemporary interior.
As you can see in this San Francisco apartment, strong rich colors complement warm wood and tactile textiles to celebrate a living room designed especially for a man’s taste.
Inspired by the gorgeous coloring of the wood paneling and the overstuffed leather club chairs, a whiskey-inspired drink leads us to create the perfect bourbon Manhattan cocktail.
To enjoy this living room fully, we recommend a Perfect Manhattan!
- 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
- 2 1/2 oz Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
- Enough ice cubes to fill a shaker 3/4 full
- 1 twist of lemon peel
Combine the vermouth, whiskey, and ice in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don’t bruise the spirits and cloud the drink. Strain the whiskey mixture into a chilled Martini glass. Rub the cut edge of the lemon peel over the rim of the glass and twist it over the drink to release the oils, then don’t drop it in. Enjoy.
Get other pairing ideas by visiting our Pinterest Drinks & Décor Pairings! For a non-alcoholic version, we adore a Virgin Manhattan! Mix 4 types of juice with orange bitters and garnish with a maraschino cherry – view the full recipe via our Pinterest.
If you need help designing a space just for you, we at Kimball Starr Interior Design are residential design experts! We can help you create the room of your dreams!
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