Red Moon Over Manhattan


A twist on a Manhattan


1 piece orange peel

2 oz red wine (any varietal works: Shiraz, Pinot Noir, whatever you have on hand)

1 oz Bourbon

1 Tbsp Laffite’s Gold Simple Syrup

Garnish: Cherries (brandied if you have them)


Rub the orange peel around the lip of a chilled coupé glass or ‘on the rocks’ 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.