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Buttery Manhattan

Buttery Manhattan
PREP TIME
4h 15 min
YIELDS
1 serving

This unique cocktail includes recipes for homemade butter-infused bourbon and bourbon-infused butter.

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Ingredients

Buttery Manhattan

2
oz Butter-Infused Bourbon, recipe follows
2
oz sweet vermouth
1
dash spiced cherry or regular bitters, such as Angostura
1
strips orange zest
1
regular or Italian maraschino cherry, such as Luxardo cherries

Butter-Infused Bourbon and Bourbon-Infused Butter

1
(750 mL) bottle good-quality bourbon
2
sticks (16 Tbsp) unsalted butter
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Directions

Step 1

Combine the Butter-Infused Bourbon, vermouth and bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir for 30 seconds and strain into a chilled glass. The cocktail can be serve straight up or on the rocks. Garnish with the orange zest and cherry.

Step 2

Combine the bourbon and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook until the butter melts. Transfer to a container and freeze until the butter has solidified. Remove the large piece of bourbon-infused butter and reserve, refrigerated in an airtight container, for cooking. Strain the bourbon through a fine-meshed sieve and coffee filter to remove any remaining particles of butter. Return the butter-infused bourbon to its original bottle and keep frozen to use in cocktails for up to one month.

Step 3

Yield: about 3 cups of bourbon and 12 tablespoons butter

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