Red Moon Over Manhattan Cocktail

This Red Moon Over Manhattan recipe is a delicious and creative take a classic bourbon (or whiskey!) cocktail. Made with red wine, this Manhattan will be a hit at your next party!

Red Moon Over Manhattan Cocktail
Source: sugarandcharm.com

The Manhattan is one of the finest and oldest cocktails around. It’s a classic and sophisticated cocktail. For this Red Moon Over Manhattan recipe, we’ve added a twist to it by incorporating red wine!

Much like vintage libations, red wine cocktails are also seeing a huge spike in popularity. And while a red wine Manhattan may sound unique, it’s really tasty with a great flavor combination!

It’s the perfect cocktail to get ready for all of that fall entertaining you’ll hopefully be doing! Enjoy and stay charming!

WHAT IS IN A RED MOON OVER MANHATTAN COCKTAIL?
A perfect Manhattan cocktail is made of two parts whiskey, one part sweet vermouth, a dash of angostura bitters and garnished with orange peel and a maraschino cherry.

My variation of the cocktail incorporates red wine and swaps whiskey for bourbon. Both are served on the rocks.

TOP TIPS FOR MAKING A RED MOON OVER MANHATTAN COCKTAIL

  • Don’t make these before the guests arrive, or the ice will dilute the drink.
  • Use one large ice cube rather than lots of small ones, it won’t melt as fast.
  • Shake the cocktail shaker until it has turned ice cold.
  • Use whatever red wine is your favorite!


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Ingredients

  • 2 oz red wine
  • 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 large round ice sphere
  • 3 gourmet maraschino cherries

Instructions

  1. Shake all of the ingredients together with ice for 20 seconds.
  2. Rub orange peel around the rim of the glass.
  3. Add in the ice sphere and strain the cocktail over the ice.
  4. Scoop one cherry to place inside the drink and add two more on a twig or cocktail stirrer to garnish the glass!
  5. Enjoy this new classic!

Source: sugarandcharm.com

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