Manifesto’s Unbridled Julep named one of Yahoo’s coolest new cocktails
- Mint is what can cure the summertime blues.
As Manifesto prepares to once again compete on a national stage, the speakeasy that is starting to represent cocktail culture in the Midwest (and not just Kansas City) is getting some love from a national publication. Yahoo has declared the Unbridled Julep one of the 10 coolest new cocktails in America.
The drink, prepared as part of Manifesto’s entry to the Bar Room Brawl competition at the Tales of the Cocktail festival in New Orleans this Friday, features Grand Marnier infused with Applewood smoke, Campari and mint. Manifesto’s Ryan Maybee takes the stage tomorrow night as the Midwest contestant in a field of six mixologists. He’s not the only bartender from the Kansas City speakeasy in the news this week — Jenn Tosatto (a feature behind the Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange bar and Manifesto downstairs) has an interesting take for PolicyMic on why you should consider tipping your bartender.