Your guests will be arriving shortly. The table has been set, the food is nearly done cooking, and the decor in your home is looking perfectly festive. As you’re putting together your final preparations, there seems to be one element missing.

Or perhaps you’re attending someone else’s gathering and want to make a statement by bringing something other than wine. 

There’s nothing quite like a signature cocktail of the evening to make your party extra special. This year we’re recommending the classic Manhattan. This traditional take on a dry martini is still a fan favourite and has a delicious finish that will accompany your evening in the most perfect way. 

Check out the recipe below for the simple yet elegant Manhattan:

  1. Fill a glass with your desired amount of ice
  2. Add 2 ounces of bourbon, 1 ounce of sweet vermouth, and 2 dashes of bitters
  3. Stir to chill
  4. Strain your cocktail into a chilled martini glass (or desired cocktail glass)
  5. Serve with a Maraschino cherry!

That’s it, it’s a crowdpleaser that is so simple you can easily make them throughout the evening. A fun fact you can dish out as you serve the drinks is that The Manhattan mimics its area code ‘212’; it’s 2 parts whiskey, 1 part vermouth, and 2 parts bitters. You can learn more about our 2019 cocktail pick by clicking here.

If the Manhattan is not the vibe you’re aiming for this season, we also have our 2018 cocktail pick available as well. Check out our Aedelhard Whiskey Sour below for an equally delicious choice.

On a final note, please remember to drink responsibly and Merry Christmas to all our readers!

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