Cocktail Friday :: Manhattan


With Father’s Day this weekend, we figured a good ole manly cocktail was in order. The Manhattan is a classic drink that is sure to please any Dad in your life. We’ve also included a special variation of this bourbon favorite to try out this weekend.




Combine the vermouth, bourbon whiskey, and bitters with 2 – 3 ice cubes in a  mixing glass. Stir gently, don’t bruise the spirits and cloud the drink. Place  the cherry in a chilled cocktail glass and strain the whiskey mixture over the  cherry. Rub the cut edge of the orange peel over the rim of the glass and twist  it over the drink to release the oils but don’t drop it in. Serve the Manhattan to a Father in need of a drink!

Special Father’s Day Manhattan Variation: No  bitters. Substitute a twist of lime for the cherry and orange. Hold the lime  twist in a lighted match over the drink and then drop it in. The heat really  zips up the lime flavor.

Source: Drinks Mixer

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