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Brown Sugar Manhattan

Brown Sugar Manhattan


Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

Brown Sugar Manhattan

  • 2 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce white vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce Brown Sugar Simple Syrup (see above) 
  • 2 dashes orange bitters 
  • Cocktail cherry for garnish


  1. For simple syrup, add sugar and water into a heavy bottom saucepan. Allow mixture to boil. Stir continuously.
  2. Once sugar is fully dissolved, remove from heat and let mixture cool completely.
  3. When cool, your simple syrup is ready to use. Store in an air-tight jar in refrigerator for up to one month.
  4. To make Brown Sugar Manhattan, place 1-2 ice cubes into cocktail shaker. Add whiskey, vermouth, simple syrup, and bitters. Shake well to combine. 
  5. Strain mixture into a coupe glass. Garnish with cherry. 
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Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Paula Jones @bellalimento.