Classic Manhattan Cocktail

I find rye whiskey to be an acquired taste so instead used my favorite, Southern Comfort. This is a very smooth tasting drink so be careful, it sneaks up on you quickly. After 2 or or more... you might end up on the floor. Enjoy and be safe!

Photo by Bennie S.
Adapted from foodnetwork.com

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

5

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

5

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Adapted from foodnetwork.com

Ingredients

  • 2

    ounces rye whiskey

  • 1

    ounce sweet vermouth

  • 2

    dashes cherry bitters

  • 1

    dash absinthe

  • 1

    premium maraschino cherry, such as Luxardo

  • 1

    orange peel

Directions

Combine the whiskey, vermouth, cherry bitters and absinthe in a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled and strain into a rocks glass. Serve up, and garnish with the cherry and an orange peel. You may flame the oils of the orange peel before placing in the glass if desired, using a lighter.

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