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EBANMAN LEISURE / WINE & SPRITS

Sweet Cherry Manhattan

Sweet Cherry Manhattan

Makes 1 beverage strong enough to put hair on your chest

  • 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
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.]]>

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