This Cranberry Manhattan has gorgeous color and taste delicious making it the perfect festive cocktail!! Though with it’s pretty color, it would also be good for Valentine’s Day. Post may contain affiliate links.
Before I begin my holiday saga, if you haven’t made my Brandied Cranberries go do that now. They only take a day, and most of that is just refrigeration time. You’re going to want them to make this Cranberry Manhattan and the Cranberry Negroni that I made last week. Okay, now that we have that settled, on to my holiday saga.
My youngest daughter is traveling in the Middle East right now, visiting Israel and Egypt. To say that I am terrified is an understatement. Oh I know terrorist activities can happen anywhere, but I spend every day, googling what city she is in and how safe it is. Then my middle daughter is meeting up with her and they will be spending Christmas in Bangkok. To say that I hate the fact that they are going to be out of the country at Christmas is again an understatement. With all of that I just haven’t felt the Christmas spirit. I just want it to be January and everyone back home.
I’ve put off Christmas shopping, I’ve bought exactly one thing. I was planning on doing one big crazy shopping spree today. Then guess who woke up yesterday, so sick? My throat was killing me, I couldn’t breathe, and I felt like I’d been run over by a truck. Unless some miracle cure happens, it’s giftcards for everyone. They all share my Amazon account, so I can’t even buy them gifts through there without them knowing it.
Enough about my woes and back to this Cranberry Manhattan. You need to make this. It’s so good. And, by the way, if you noticed that I have finally mastered a good citrus twist for a cocktail, it turns out the secret is a channel knife. I finally asked a bartender about their citrus curls because they were so perfect and he showed me his channel knife.
This Cranberry Manhattan is fun and festive and oh so delicious!
- 2 ounces rye whiskey
- 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1/2 ounces Brandied Cranberry Syrup or cranberry juice
- dash orange bitters
- orange peel for garnish
- cranberries for garnish
Place whiskey, vermouth, and syrup in a cocktail shaker filled 1/2 way with ice. Shake for 10-15 seconds
Strain into a martini glass. Add a few dashes of orange bitters. Garnish with berries and orange peel.
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Amaze Me Monday |
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Full Plate Thursday |
Thursday Favorite Things |
Foodie Friday |
Country Cook Weekend Potluck