Manhattan “How To”


Make with rye instead of bourbon.
Serve it straight up with a twist.
Lift the coupe glass. Dip your tongue.
Inhale deeply. Steady your wrist.
Let your aches flow through molasses.
It’s a hot tub in a glass.
Mix a second. Sip and lay back.
Spin downriver past regret.

Mary Beth Hines

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