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Recipe For Cherry Manhattan Cocktail

Happy Hour: The Big Cherry

Though I made cherry bounce as one of this year's edible gifts, I was sure to save a bottle for myself. Delicious on its own, this old-school cordial is also great mixed into classic cocktails.

After sipping a superb cherry bounce old-fashioned, I decided to create a cherry version of the Manhattan, which, in the spirit of the Big Apple, I dubbed the Big Cherry.

It has the same ingredients as the old-fashioned, but in different proportions. For a special touch, try using brandied cherries instead of the usual maraschino. To get the recipe,

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The Big Cherry

The Big Cherry

The Big Cherry

Ingredients

3/4 oz. cherry bounce
2 oz. bourbon
2-3 Angostura bitters
Ice

Directions

  1. Combine first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice.
  2. Give the cocktail shaker two or three vigorous shakes.
  3. Strain into martini glass and garnish with cherry.

Makes 1 cocktail.

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