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Apple Cider Manhattans

Apple Cider Manhattans


  • Yield: 2 cocktails with extra syrup (easily multiplied) 1x
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Ingredients

For the Brown Sugar Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup light brown sugar

For Two Cocktails:

  • 3 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 1½ oz sweet vermouth
  • ½ oz fernet-branca liqueur (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar syrup
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • Orange slices
  • Brandied cherries

For the Brown Sugar Syrup:

  • Combine the water and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Heat until the mixture is simmering. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, or until all the sugar is dissolved in the water.
  • Cool to room temperature and then store in an airtight container in the fridge.

For Two Cocktails:

  • Fill a tall glass with ice. Add the bourbon, vermouth, fernet-branca liqueur, brown sugar syrup, and apple cider. Stir well to mix and chill all the ingredients.
  • Strain the mixture into two chilled glasses and garnish each with an orange slice and a brandied cherry. Serve immediately.