California Manhattan

What’s more Californian than pomegranates?  This cocktail is just a hint sweeter and fruitier than an traditional Manhattan.  It’s worth splurging on the good booze for this cocktail.

For each drink you’ll need

  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey – I like Maker’s 46
  • 1/2 ounce Antica Formula vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • ~6 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients except the ice in a cocktail shaker.  Stir until the pomegranate molasses dissolves.  Add ice and shake.

Serve in a martini glass.  Garnish with a few pomegranate seeds if you have them.

Bottoms up!