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

  • Ice

  • 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.

Makes 1.