This recipe is definitely not traditional - except in my family. It is sweet, and meant to be! You will have to do the math for single servings, this is the way I got it from my Grandfather, who always made a batch (or two) for the Holidays.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 pints
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Dissolve the sugar in hot water in a large pitcher. Stir in the whiskey, vermouth, cherry juice and bitters. Serve in glasses over ice and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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Nutrition Facts

265 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 19.9g; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 3.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2011
This recipe reads like that for a very sweet Manhattan. I scaled it down to one drink and as promisedit WAS very sweet so not fair of me to judge. (The hot water is there to melt the sugar I imagine). If you omit the sugar and sub grenadine (maraschino cherry "juice") that actually might lesson the toothache factor. I'm a sucker for a Bourbon Manhattan so this is a fun recipe to toy with! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2011
This recipe reads like that for a very sweet Manhattan. I scaled it down to one drink and as promisedit WAS very sweet so not fair of me to judge. (The hot water is there to melt the sugar I imagine). If you omit the sugar and sub grenadine (maraschino cherry "juice") that actually might lesson the toothache factor. I'm a sucker for a Bourbon Manhattan so this is a fun recipe to toy with! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
The hubs....aka the Manhattan King....loved it. The bitters do help with the extra sugar. Added extra cherry juice just for his personal preference. Read More
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