French Manhattan

The Sunshine District

Makes 1 Drink


1 1/2 oz Cognac (I used Hennessy)

1 1/2 oz Sweet Italian Vermouth

1 oz Cointreau

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Twist of lemon

1 brandied cherry


Fill a mixing glass 1/4 of the way with ice and add all the liquors. Stir well, and strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass. Add the lemon twist and cherry. Enjoy!

Pro Top #1: If you're not sure how much to stir your drink, 50 times is a good place to start.

Pro Tip #2: When you peel off the twist of lemon, try and do so above your drink, that way you catch all those lovely oils. They help brighten the flavors up.