This Southern Comfort Manhattan recipe came to me from my Aunt Carol and Uncle Vic! It’s a tasty and delicious twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail!!
We love visiting family, don’t you? Every year Christopher’s aunt and uncle come back from their home in Las Vegas to visit their kids, grand kids, great grand kids and friends and we usually take a trip to central Massachusetts to see them.
During our last visit, we discussed the blog and my cocktails. They are dedicated readers of the blog and wanted to give me a recommendation.
I am always open to hearing about new drink recipes. If you happen to know of one or two or three or . . . well, you get the drift, leave me a comment to tell me about them.
Back to the this cocktail
So, last time we were together, Aunt Carol asked me if I had ever heard of this tasty Manhattan.
I hadn’t and I was intrigued. My mom used to drink classic Manhattans at dinner parties. That was her “special occasion” cocktail. I bet you she would have loved this variation.
I grilled Aunt Carol and Uncle Vic about the cocktail.
Did I write it down? No.
Did I have Christopher call them to get the recipe again?
The thing I found so intriguing about the Southern Comfort Manhattan is that their version calls for both sweet and dry vermouth. I’d never heard of that before. Not in the Manhattan.
I was all in.
I wanted to taste this scrumptious combo.
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How to make the Southern Comfort Manhattan
Get a cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice. After you measure out each ingredient, pour it into the shaker.
Also get out a rocks glass or glass of choice.
Step one: Gather the ingredients – Southern Comfort, dry vermouth and sweet vermouth.
Step two: Measure 2 ounces of Southern Comfort and fish out a cherry for the garnish.
Step three: Measure 1 ounce of sweet vermouth.
Step four: Measure out 1 ounce of dry vermouth.
Step five: Cap shaker and shake for 20 seconds.
Step six: Add a few more ice cubes to the glass and pour the contents of the shaker into it and plop the cherry in!
Too far away Lainey, get a little closer!
Yummy! I couldn’t wait to taste this Southern Comfort Manhattan!
Aunt Carol and Uncle Vic were absolutely right! It is delicious!
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And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!
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Carol & Vic's Southern Comfort Manhattan
- 2 ounces Southern Comfort
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 ounce dry vermouth
- 1 - 2 cherries
- Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice
- Add Southern comfort, sweet vermouth and dry vermouth
- Cap shaker and shake 20 seconds
- Add extra ice cubes if needed and pour contents into rocks glass and add cherry/ies