Allison Widdecombe of Williams & Graham Wins Manhattan Battle at Ste. Ellie

The Manhattan cocktail has stood the test of time, due in part to its simplicity: two parts bourbon to one part vermouth, a few dashes of bitters and a cherry garnish. Six Denver bartenders offered up variations of that classic last night at The Manhattan Experiment cocktail competition at Ste. Ellie, the subterranean bar beneath Colt & Gray. Allison Widdecombe, bartender at local speakeasy Williams & Graham took first place with her version, which she named "Proven Perfect." All competitors were required to use Woodford Reserve bourbon in their recipes.

See also: Best New Bar Denver 2014 - Ste. Ellie

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