Saturday, December 24, 2011

"Charlie's Manhattans and Grasshoppers for all of us"

In our family, everybody talked about my Dad's famous Manhattans, which today we fondly call Charlie's Manhattans. It was always a traditional drink during the holidays and one with a very special recipe which I have shared below. One word of caution, always stop at two, then stay home or have a designated driver. For the kids, and really for everyone else, Rich's Grasshoppers have always been a real delight. All one needs is a container of vanilla bean ice cream and blender and three to four ounces of creme de menthe. Oh so good!

Ingredients for Charlie's Manhattans:

1 1/2 oz Jim Bean Bourbon

1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth

1 Dash Bitters

Splash of Cherry Juice

Stir well with ice. Strain into cocktail glass Serve with Cherry

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