Manhattan Cocktail with Brandied Cherries

Posted by on Jan 22, 2009 in How to ..., Whiskey | 4 Comments

Brandied cherries photo by Gary Allard. All rights reserved.What Do Cherries Have to Do With Change?  

It’s been an uncomfortable eight years, politically speaking, and we’re just waking up to the idea of … being awake. And being involved. And helping make it work, this hope and change thing. Rhetoric, sure, but intelligent rhetoric, delivered well. And as two Americans with our own small businesses, we like smart. And thoughtfulness. Presentation. Initiative. The belief in something better.

There I go, with the rhetoric.

This Thursday, we raise our glasses of Manhattan (with a better cherry) and Journalist cocktails to these ideals, and promise to incorporate them in our daily lives as much as possible. With gusto. To the future

The Garnish : Brandy Cherries

  • Fill small canning jar with dried cherries.
  • Fill 1/2 full with brandy.
  • Top off with apricot liqueur

Screw on lid and refrigerate for a couple days to let soak.

We got this idea (not the recipe) from a great bartender at Starlite Lounge, Mission Hills, San Diego, CA. You can also order brandied cherries online.

The Drink: Manhattan

Shake with lots of ice and strain. Skip the old, sticky maraschino. Drop in a brandied cherry.

Be smart, safe, and healthy. Drink in moderation. Don’t drink and drive anything motorized. We thank you.

Thursday Happy Hour (aka Happy Hour Thursday) provides cocktail recipes, happy hour ideas, music mixes, virgin drink alternatives and more to help make your Thursdays extra special. Just because we like you. And our new president, Barack Obama.

Copyright © 2008, Pybop, LLC (for thursdayhappyhour.com). All rights reserved. Photo by Gary Allard.

4 Comments

  1. Rebekah Young
    January 27, 2009

    Love this post!

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  2. Rebekah Young
    January 27, 2009

    Love this post!

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  3. Shelly
    January 27, 2009

    A recent post at Twice a Day Gelato http://www.twiceadaygelato.com might have been a bit influential. :)

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  4. Shelly
    January 27, 2009

    A recent post at Twice a Day Gelato http://www.twiceadaygelato.com might have been a bit influential. :)

    Reply

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