There’s no better time than the holidays for mixing up festive cocktails. And when it’s chilly outside and you’re coming in from the cold, there’s nothing better than a bourbon cocktail to warm you up. This Holiday Manhattan Cocktail, made with homemade pomegranate syrup, is just the thing to warm you into the holiday spirit.
What’s in a Manhattan?
How to make Pomegranate Syrup
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Holiday Manhattan Cocktail
- 3 oz. bourbon
- 1.5 oz. sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes bitters
- 1-2 tsp. pomegranate syrup recipe below
- pomegranate seeds for garnish, optional
- 2 cups pomegranate juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- To make the pomegranate syrup, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Reduce heat and simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally. The mixture should coat the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. It will continue to thicken as it cools.
- To make the cocktail, combine all ingredients in a rocks glass. Stir gently, until syrup is dissolved. Add ice and garnish with pomegranate seeds.