Wild Cherry Manhattan
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Wild Cherry Manhattan
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The Wild Cherry Manhattan is a variation on the classic Manhattan cocktail, incorporating the sweet and tart flavors of maraschino cherry juice. It's a fusion that adds a fruity depth ... more The Wild Cherry Manhattan is a variation on the classic Manhattan cocktail, incorporating the sweet and tart flavors of maraschino cherry juice. It's a fusion that adds a fruity depth to the traditional blend of bourbon and red vermouth. Served in a whisky glass, the drink balances the rich warmth of bourbon with the herbal notes of vermouth, while the cherry juice offers a vibrant burst of flavor that makes for a delightful and colorful twist on the original. This cocktail offers a lush and indulgent experience for those who enjoy a well-rounded, sweet whiskey drink with a hint of sophistication.
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Cocktail cherry
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25.78% | 3.48 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Wild Cherry Manhattan

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the whisky, sweet vermouth and cherry juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into an old fashioned glass with ice
Garnish with maraschino cherries and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Wild Cherry Manhattan shaken and not stirred?

The Wild Cherry Manhattan is shaken instead of stirred to ensure a thorough mixing of the maraschino cherry juice with the bourbon and red vermouth. Shaking introduces more air and dilution, which can help balance the sweetness of the maraschino cherry juice with the strength of the bourbon and the herbal qualities of the vermouth.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with the Wild Cherry Manhattan?

A cherry, preferably a maraschino or a more gourmet variety like Luxardo, is a classic garnish that complements the cherry flavors in the cocktail. A small twist of orange or lemon peel can also add a fragrant citrus aroma that enhances the overall taste experience.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of whiskey in a Wild Cherry Manhattan?

Yes, you can substitute bourbon with another type of whiskey like rye if you prefer a spicier cocktail. Rye whiskey will give the Wild Cherry Manhattan a more pronounced bite and complexity, contrasting nicely with the sweetness of the maraschino cherry juice.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific type of ice best suited for serving the Wild Cherry Manhattan?

Serving the Wild Cherry Manhattan over a large cube or sphere of ice is ideal. The larger surface area reduces dilution, keeping your cocktail cold and concentrated. Avoid crushed ice as it melts too quickly and can water down the flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Wild Cherry Manhattan compare to a classic Manhattan?

A classic Manhattan typically has a slightly higher alcohol content due to its higher proportion of whiskey to vermouth. The Wild Cherry Manhattan has a unique addition of maraschino cherry juice, which slightly lowers its alcohol content in comparison, making it a milder version while still maintaining a robust flavor profile.

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