Not your Dads Manhattan

August 1, 2017


Author Notes: Whiskey is the quintessential cool booze. You can drink it any way and somehow you give out that "I'm a badass" vibe. The classic of all whiskey cocktails is the Manhattan. I've been wanting to train myself to not only like but appreciate whiskey more so I wanted to create a variation on the Manhattan for the whiskey drink beginners like myself. Its the same old same old with a little something extra special.Marina Pia Goldi

Makes: 1

Ingredients

Cocktail

  • 2 ounces Rye Whiskey
  • .5 ounces Bourbon soaked cherry juice
  • 1 ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 ounces Anguish Bitters

Bourbon Cherries

  • 1 pound cherries, pitted and stems removed
  • .5 cups cups of water
  • .5 cups cups of honey
  • 1 cup cup of bourbon
  • 1 piece cinnamon stick
  • 1 piece strip of orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch nutmeg

Directions

Cocktail

  1. Stir ingredients over ice until chilled, about 30 seconds.
  2. Strain over 2 cubes of ice into a chilled coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with bourbon soaked cherry.

Bourbon Cherries

  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together the water, apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract and honey until combined.
  2. Add in the cinnamon strip and orange peel. Continue heating, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches a simmer.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue to simmer for another 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, discard the cinnamon stick and orange peel. Slowly add the bourbon to the pan, stir to combine.
  5. Pour the bourbon mixture over the cherries in jars, then let the mixture cool completely to room temperature.
  6. Secure the lids on the mason jars, give them a shake, and refrigerate for at least 3 days before using. The recipe should last for up to 2 months.

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