sweet strawberry manhattan
Use the freshest, ripest strawberries for this cocktail so that you can extract maximum juice.
4-5 sweet strawberries, hulled, stemmed, and chopped
2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey
3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
1-2 dashes bitters
1 orange peel
In a cocktail shaker, add strawberries and muddle until you have a juicy pulp. Add whiskey, vermouth, and bitters and give it a good stir. Fill with ice. Rub orange peel around rim of a rocks glass. Strain drink into glass, garnish with orange twist, and serve.