5 from 1 vote

Sweet Cherry Manhattan

A twist on a classic cocktail.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 beverage strong enough to put hair on your chest!
Author: The Bojon Gourmet

Ingredients

  • 6-8 sweet cherries, stemmed and rinsed, plus 1 for garnish
  • 2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce sweet, red vermouth
  • 4 drops Angostura bitters
  • ice
  • orange twist

Instructions

  • In a tall, thin vessel, such as a cocktail shaker, muddle the cherries to a juicy pulp. Add the whiskey, vermouth and bitters, stir, and strain into a rocks glass over ice, pressing on the pulp to extract as much liquid as possible. (Be sure to eat the boozy pulp, but watch out for the cherry pits!) Garnish with the orange twist and cherry.

Notes

Beware of splattering cherries as you muddle; wear an apron, and use a tall, thin vessel, such as a cocktail shaker, to contain the splashes.
Nutritional values are based on one drink.

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 12.3%
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