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Cocktail of the Week: Cherry Manhattan

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then you deserve a happy hour that’s a little more...hmmm. What’s the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour. Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content.

Did you know The Manhattan was the most famous cocktail in the world shortly after it was invented in New York City’s Manhattan Club, some time around 1880? We decided to shake it up a bit, using both Luxardo cherries and cherry whiskey to make our Cherry Manhattan. Slightly sweeter, it’s a perfect way to end your night out (or begin one).


  • 2 oz Cherry Whisky
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • Bitters
  • Maraschino Cherry


  1. Add ice, 2 oz cherry whisky, 1 oz sweet vermouth, 3 dashes of bitters to a cocktail glass,
  2. Stir to combine
  3. Place a cherry on the bottom of martini glass
  4. Pour drink into glass
  5. Enjoy!