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Midnight Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

The Midnight Manhattan cocktail takes the OG and brings an essence of cherry and astringency to those seeking a more complex and layered whiskey-forward variation. Travis Fourmont, famed bartender from the Roast restaurant in Detroit, created this for Woodford Reserve and subsequently won the 2013 Master of the Manhattan.

Midnight Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

I tried a variation of this cocktail with Rye instead of bourbon, which I also really enjoyed and felt was a fair substitute if you are into the spiciness of a rye.

Midnight Manhattan Cocktail

Michael Kahn
The Midnight Manhattan cocktail takes the OG and brings an essence of cherry and astringency to those seeking a more complex and layered whiskey-forward variation.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 244 kcal

Equipment

  • mixing glass
  • Strainer
  • Coupe glass
  • Paring knife
  • Lighter
  • Cocktail skewer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Woodford Reserve Makers 46 alternative
  • ½ oz Italian Amaro
  • ¼ oz Bitter Orange Liqueur Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao or Cointreau
  • ¼ oz Heering Cherry Liqueur Maraschino liqueur alternative
  • 4 dashes Orange Bitters
  • 1 Orange peel For garnish
  • 1 Cherry Luxardo or aged cherry for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Combine bourbon, amaro, and liqueurs into a mixing glass with ice and stir.
  • Strain into a coupe glass.
  • Flambe orange peel and skewer with cherry.
  • Serve.

Notes

An optional variation is to replace the orange liqueur with Campari if you are desiring a slightly more bitter cocktail.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgSugar: 12gVitamin C: 3mg
Keyword Amaro, Bourbon, Cherry liqueur, Cointreau, Orange Bitters
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