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Makers Mark Manhattan

Makers Mark Manhattan
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One of my favorite classic cocktails made with my favorite bourbon.

Maker’s Mark’s Bill Samuels, Jr., says, “I spent 40 years screwing around before figuring out the perfect recipe.” I’ve made only one tweak. I prefer Luxardo cherries to the waxy maraschino variety.  If you’ve never tried a Luxardo cherry you should seek them out. They are dark and sweet with a thick syrup that has a velvety consistency. I adore these little gems.

Makers Mark Manhattan

Makers Mark Manhattan

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 ounces Maker’s Mark bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce French sweet vermouth, preferably Dolin Rouge
  • 2 dashes Fee Brothers cherry bitters
  • 4 to 5 drops Luxardo cherry juice
  • Ice 3 Luxardo cherries, for garnish

Instructions

  • In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters and maraschino cherry juice.
  • Fill the mixing glass with ice and stir well.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the Luxardo cherries.

This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at 365Barrington.com.

By Heinen's Grocery Store

In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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