Endless Cocktails: A Summer in Manhattan
I love me some whiskey cocktails, but I always feel weird ordering them in summer, so I was excited to come across this find: a whiskey drink that is made especially for summer dreaming.
Chef Marc Forgione (Iron Chef / owner of Restaurant Marc Forgione in Tribeca) teamed up with glassybaby to create this cocktail, which mixes fresh strawberries into this new “Perfect Manhattan.”
Market Strawberry Infused ‘Perfect’ Manhattan
- ·2.5 oz Jefferson’s Small Batch Bourbon
- ·1.5 oz Strawberry Infused Dolin Vermouth (See recipe)
- 2 Dashes of Bitters (preferably Brooklyn Hemispherical Strawberry)
To make the Strawberry Vermouth, combine a bottle each of Dolin Sweet, Dry and Blanc Vermouth with 3 pints of market fresh strawberries and let them sit for at least a day. For smaller batches make sure to use equal parts of each vermouth. ?When complete the aroma of strawberry will over power that of the vermouth. For a lighter libation the strawberry Vermouth is great on its own with a few ice cubes.
Stir mixture of all three ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, then strain over fresh 1″x 1″ ice cubes in a rocks glass.
Garnish with a skewered bourbon soaked cherry, strawberry segment and a lemon twist.