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    How To Make A Big Batch Of Manhattans For A Gift

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    Batched Manhattans

    Makes 3 pint jars; each pint contains 4 Manhattans


    24 ounces rye whiskey (from 1 750mL bottle)

    12 ounces sweet vermouth (the red kind) (from 1 750mL bottle)

    12 dashes Angostura bitters

    Optional: 12 maraschino cherries or 12 brandied cherries

    For Gift Assembly
    Printed or written Manhattan directions (See below)


    In each jar, combine 8 ounces rye whiskey, 4 ounces sweet vermouth, and 4 dashes Angostura bitters. Optional: Add four maraschino cherries to each jar.

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    Directions to include with gift.

    How To Make Manhattans

    Serves 4

    Pour this mixture into a pitcher, add lots of ice, and stir vigorously for 10 seconds. Pour into four glasses, holding back ice. Garnish with brandied cherries or lemon peels and serve.

    Download a PDF of directions to include with the gift.