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.
Aunt Carol asked me if I had ever heard of a Manhattan made with Southern Comfort.
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 she would have loved this variation.
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 this Manhattan
After you measure out each ingredient, pour it into the shaker.
Gather the ingredients – Southern Comfort, dry vermouth and sweet vermouth.
Measure 2 ounces of Southern Comfort and fish out a cherry for the garnish.
Measure 1 ounce of sweet vermouth.
Measure out 1 ounce of dry vermouth.
Cap shaker and shake for 15 seconds.
Add a few more ice cubes to the glass and pour the contents of the shaker into it and add the cherry.
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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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