Strawberry Manhattan Cocktail

A dark, rich drink that's not for the faint of heart, this Strawberry Manhattan is meant to be sipped slowly around a fire pit on a warm summer evening.


  • 1 jigger (3 tablespoons) whisky or bourbon

  • 1 tablespoon dry vermouth

  • 5 drops bitters

  • ice

  • optional garnish: sliced strawberries or maraschino cherries


  1. Combine the balsamic vinegar, whisky, vermouth, and bitters in a mixing glass with a few ice cubes. Stir gently to combine.

  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish and serve in a martini or cocktail glass.