Add A Bit O' Holiday Spice To Your Belly With A Cherry Manhattan!

Spiced Cherry Manhattan

Cherry, Bourbon, Cocktail Perfection.

Make your holidays merrier than ever with this feisty twist on a Manhattan cocktail. Typically made with bourbon and vermouth, this version cherry liqueur and cherry bitters, too. The cherry softens the caramelly bourbon with a touch of fruity sweetness. The bitters add an extra kick of cherry flavor, the cocktail full of warmth and holiday goodness.

This cocktail is the perfect sipper for romantic evenings, and makes a great cocktail party kickoff. Robust and sweet, it also makes for a perfect post-dinner drink. If you're looking for a warm wassail, stir the unchilled ingredients into 2 cups of hot spiced tea, and you'll have an incredible hot drink that'll warm both belly and soul!

Spiced Cherry Manhattan

Makes 1.

  • 1 shot bourbon
  • 1/2 shot cherry liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon sweet vermouth
  • 3 dashes cherry bitters
  • 1/2 slice each clementine, lime, and lemon
  • 2 Luxardo marachino cherries
  • 1 sprig tarragon

In a cocktail shaker, place bourbon, cherry liqueur, vermouth, cherry bitters, and 1/4 cup of ice. Shake quickly, strain into a cocktail glass. Add citrus slices and cherries to the bottom of each glass. Garnish with a sprig of tarragon, if desired.