Market Strawberry Infused ‘Perfect’ Manhattan
2.5 oz Jefferson’s Small Batch Bourbon
1.5 oz Strawberry Infused Dolin Vermouth (See recipe)
2 Dashes of Bitters (preferably Brooklyn Hemispherical Strawberry)
stir mixture in a mixing glass with ice then strain over fresh 1″x 1″ ice cubes in a rocks glass.
garnish with a skewered bourbon soaked cherry, strawberry segment and a lemon twist.
the keys to this cocktail are super fresh market strawberries and a nice smooth Bourbon. chef has said that this already the best strawberry season he has ever seen. what we are doing here this year is infusing the vermouth instead our normal main spirit infusion, thus creating a second delicious drink option.
we combine a bottle each of Dolin Sweet, Dry and Blanc Vermouth with 3 pints of market fresh strawberries and let them sit for at least a day. for smaller batches make sure to use equal parts of each Vermouth. ?when complete the aroma of strawberry will over power that of the vermouth.
for a lighter libation the strawberry Vermouth is great on it’s own with a few ice cubes.