Serve up a Cherry Manhattan

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This delightful Cherry Manhattan is a favourite at Amy Rosen’s cottage. Created by her sister-in-law, Deborah Cohen, it is a festive crowd-pleaser.

Cherry Manhattan

These stirred Cherry Manhattans are delightful. Best enjoyed by the lake at sunset.
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Course Drinks
Servings 1 serving


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • ¾ oz sweet vermouth
  • ¼ tsp cherry liqueur such as Luxardo
  • Homemade maraschino cherry see recipe, below or storebought


  • To a chilled cocktail mixing glass, add a few ice cubes, bourbon, vermouth, and cherry liqueur.
  • Gently stir, strain into a lowball glass, and garnish with a maraschino cherry.


Homemade Maraschino Cherries
Boil 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar in a pot for three to four minutes. Remove from heat. Add 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice, and 1/2 cup maraschino cherry liqueur. Put 1 cup cherries (washed and pitted) in a Mason jar, and add liquid. Once cool, cover and refrigerate for at least three days. They will keep for a month in the fridge.
Keyword Amy Rosen, bourbon, Cherry Manhattan, Deborah Cohen, Drinks, Manhattan, maraschino cherry, vermouth
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