Anytime of year is THE perfect time of year for a cocktail! Greeting your guests at the door with a signature cocktail makes everyone instantly feel welcome... Try serving up a batch of these delicious Manhattans and you will be a star Host/Hostess.
This recipe is from Bourbon Barrel; one of the many lines we feature in our gourmet/entertaining area, that is aged, smoked, or infused with Woodford Reserve Premium Bourbon products and methods - and I have to say, it is my personal favourite recipe for the perfect Manhattan.
Recipe (Makes 1 cocktail):
2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
2 Dash Cherry Bitters
2-3 Bourbon Cherries (skewered on cocktail pick)
Mix all ingredients together (except for the Cherries) in a tall glass with ice. Strain mixture into an "old fashioned" over 1 - 2 ice cubes or in a Martini glass (neat). Garnish with the Bourbon Cherries
Sip, savour, and enjoy!