Affinity Cocktail: The Perfect Scotch Manhattan Recipe

Affinity Cocktail
Switch the gin of a Perfect Martini out for your favorite Scotch and you have a classic Affinity. S&C Design Studios
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
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An Affinity is a slight variation of the Perfect Manhattan that requires Scotch as the whiskey of choice. It makes a great before dinner drink. Just as in the gin Martini, this cocktail will take on a completely different character depending on which Scotch you use.

For a well-balanced Affinity, you may want to go with a blended Scotch or those that are mellow like single malts from the Lowlands, Highlands, or Speyside.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

How Strong Is the Affinity Cocktail?

Let's make the math very easy and assume that we pour an 80-proof whisky and two 30% ABV vermouths into our Affinity Cocktail. In this example, the drink's alcohol content is about 25% ABV (50 proof).

This number should not be surprising as most cocktails that we categorize in the 'martini' family are very strong and often range between 20 and 30% ABV.

That is because they are almost always made entirely of alcohol and the only element that brings them down is water from the ice.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 204
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Sodium 106 mg
Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 5 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)