Kentucky Derby Mezcal Manhattan

The Mezcal Manhattan is a bold and smoky twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail. Made with mezcal, sweet vermouth, and bitters, this drink is perfect for sipping while watching the Kentucky Derby.

Ingredients needed:

Add ice to a mixing glass, then add your mezcal and sweet vermouth. 

Add a few dashes of bitters and stir everything together in the mixing glass. 

Pro Tip:  Spirit forward cocktails like a Manhattan, should always be stirred, not shaken. 

Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with high quality cocktail cherry. 

Pro tip:  If your budget allows, go for high quality maraschino cherries, like Luxardo. Trust me, you'll never go back to the neon red ones from the grocery store. 

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