From Plonk Wine in Bozeman, Montana, comes the Midnight Manhattan, a potent tipple to help you defrost after a long day on the mountain.
by Laurel Berger
From Plonk Wine in Bozeman, Montana, comes the Midnight Manhattan, a potent tipple to help you defrost after a long day on the mountain. It’s a drink to be savored, not swilled. “One will give you an instant cosmic buzz,” says bartender and co-owner Steve Stordahl. “But two will seriously mess you up.”
1.5 oz cherry-infused Woodford Reserve Bourbon
1.5 oz cherry-infused Graham’s Six Grapes Port
To garnish: 3 spirits-soaked cherries
For the cherry-infused spirits:
1 cup fresh cherries, pitted
8 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon
8 oz Graham’s Six Grapes Port
Put 1/2 cup of cherries into each of two clean jam jars. Top one jar with bourbon and the other with port, and store them in the fridge for a week. To serve, strain the alcohol (reserving the cherries) and combine the bourbon and port in a highball glass over ice (Plonk shakes it with ice and strains into a martini glass). Garnish with the spirits-soaked fruit.