Our first obsessive today is Rowen of the Fogged In Lounge. Far from the first time writing about the Manhattan cocktail on his site, this time Rowen's decided to ask his followers how they like to make their Manhattans. In an exploration of the very subtle ways Manhattans can vary and also his peers' specific tastes, he's been mixing up each iteration and posting about them.
Just recently he reviewed the preferred Manhattan of yours truly. Read it here. His short description of its flavor proves to me that it turned out exactly as it should have.
Our second obsessive today is Dagreb. Dagreb has an unhealthy(or perhaps, healthy) obsession with Angostura bitters. I first got a taste of this (literally) when he issued his monster of a drink to my own hosted Mixology Monday, where Dagreb taught me that the number of dashes of bitters after which I begin to question myself is twelve.
Dagreb's latest move is one that I would almost certainly call satire, were I not familiar with Dagreb and his tastes. Today Dagreb has taught me another thing: that the difference between potable and non-potable bitters means nothing. Rifling through the internet's tributes to Angostura bitters, Dagreb finally drops the bomb by presenting an Old Fashioned that's anything but old fashioned... with the Angostura Bitters Old Fashioned. After repeatedly calling him crazy and cursing his name, you may ask yourself, "What kind of bitters do you add to an Old Fashioned made of bitters?" You'll have to click and find out.