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Made in Manhattan

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If you’re wondering what Santa might like to go with his Chocolate Christmas Crinkles this year, I’ve got the perfect answer: a Manhattan.

It’s a cocktail with everything. It’s got a cherry, it comes in a great glass, it’s pretty, and Mrs. Z looks amazing sipping one. Here’s a recipe that never fails.


  • 2 ounces Redemption Rye
  • 3/4 ounce Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 dash aromatic bitters
  • 1 Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherry (2 if you’ve been good)

Pour the rye, vermouth, and bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.

Strain into a coupe or martini glass and garnish with a cherry.