Recently, I’ve developed quite a fondness for whiskey… Kevin loves the stuff and I wanted to be able to drink it with him. As with everything, practice makes perfect. We started by making Manhattans somewhat regularly and sure enough, I was soon able to just drink whiskey straight. Good stuff. Anyway, the Manhattan has overtime become one of my favorite drinks. However, you just can’t get a good Manhattan when you go out – trust me, I’ve tried. More often than not, it comes out sort of watered down and just kind of yucky all around – a big disappointment.
On our recent day trip to Northampton, Kevin and I made a stop at The Tunnel Bar , which yes, is in an actual tunnel. It’s really pretty neat. Kevin had been there once before, a number of years ago, and recalls the Manhattan he had there as the best he has EVER had – and Kevin knows his Manhattans. My Manhattan at The Tunnel Bar did not disappoint – it was awesome and all that a proper Manhattan should be. The vibe at The Tunnel Bar is just perfect for imbibing a Manhattan… it’s cool, relaxed, dimly lit, with jazz music playing in the background. Take a seat in one of the many leather chairs scattered throughout the bar and chill out with one of the best drinks you’ll ever have. We’ll definitely make it a point to stop back next time we’re in the area!