Red Moon Over Manhattan

Red wine is an under-utilized ingredient in cocktails, but food blogger Eden Passante of Sugar and Charm is making up for it with her recipe for the Red Moon Over Manhattan, a riff on the classic Manhattan.

Passante doesn’t specify a varietal, but we’ve tried with everything from Pinot Noir to Shiraz and it’s fantastic every time.

We’re not usually sticklers about ice, but a great big sphere of ice peeking out from the deep red “sky” is pretty much a requirement – it’s too beautiful to do it any other way if you’ve got ice spheres on hand.

Ingredients

Instructions

Rub the orange peel around the lip of a short glass, and discard the peel. Add a big sphere of ice to the glass, or just fill it with ice cubes. Shake all ingredients with ice, and strain into the glass. Garnish with some brandied cherries.

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