The Distrito Federal (aka Tequila Manhattan) was inspired by the classic Manhattan cocktail. In fact, it’s just that instead replacing the spicy rye with tequila. Named after Mexico’s largest city, the Distrito Federal Cocktail tastes best when made with aged tequila, in other terms añejo tequila which has typically been aged for over a year in oak barrels.
- 2 oz Tequila
- 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
- A couple of dashes of bitters
- Garnish: Maraschino Cherry, Orange Peel
Combine all ingredients over ice. Stir. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish your tequila Manhattan with a maraschino cherry. Served up, no ice.