Holiday Old Fashions and Manhattans


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Glad the image caught your attention! Anyway… with the holidays around the corner, I thought I’d remind you how to make some classic cocktails to help pass the time during your festivities. Below are the recipes to two of my favorite drinks. Give them a try this merry holiday season.  Hope they turn out great!…and if not, drink it up and try it again! What’s the worst that can happen?

The Old Fashioned

  • 2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • 1 splash water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 orange wedge

Mix sugar, water and angostura bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Drop in a cherry and an orange wedge. Muddle into a paste using a muddler or the back end of a spoon. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, and stir. via

The Manhattan

  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1 dash Angostura® bitters
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 twist orange peel

Combine the vermouth, bourbon whiskey, and bitters with 2 – 3 ice cubes in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don’t bruise the spirits and cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled cocktail glass and strain the whiskey mixture over the cherry. Rub the cut edge of the orange peel over the rim of the glass and twist it over the drink to release the oils but don’t drop it in.

VARIATION: No bitters. Substitute a twist of lime for the cherry and orange. Hold the lime twist in a lighted match over the drink and then drop it in. The heat really zips up the lime flavor. via

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