PONY Journal — cocktail parties

Introducing The Manhattan

Introducing The Manhattan

The Manhattan is an ageless classic. Harking back to the 1880s, it remains one of the most popular cocktails in the world today, favoured for its distinctive blend of aromatic and sweet flavours.

The cocktail calls for a mix of American whiskey (early recipes call for rye, but bourbon is also used today) with sweet vermouth and bitters. One of the earliest cocktails to incorporate sweet vermouth, the Manhattan predates even the martini.

Similar to the martini, the Manhattan is best kept very cold and served up in a martini glass. However, where the martini requires...


A Very Different Chinese New Year

A Very Different Chinese New Year

In his 2020 standup comedy special, “Hope You Get Rich”, Asian American comedian Ronny Chieng explains that the go-to phrase during Chinese New Year (the biggest event in the Chinese calendar) isn't “happy new year” – it's “hope you get rich”.

While we may joke about how Chinese New Year seems to focus on wealth and prosperity, the heart of the matter is that we simply wish the best in life for our loved ones and our families.

A time of feasting, and drinking, Chinese New Year is a chance for family to come together once a year, for you to...