Midnight Manhattan cocktail with twinkle lights behind it

Midnight Manhattan

Quady Starboard Batch 88 port-style wine settles nicely with bourbon and Vya Sweet Vermouth in this hearty Midnight Manhattan recipe. Dim the lights, sit back and enjoy the rich complexity in this cocktail known to please a crowd of bartenders.

This version was created by mixologist Dustin DeWinter in San Diego, CA.


1½ oz. Starboard Batch 88
1 oz. Vya Sweet Vermouth
1 oz. Bourbon
Dash of bitters
Garnish (optional): brandied cherries


1. Combine ingredients and stir well with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

2. Garnish and serve.

Flavor profile:
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Chocolate-raisin character from Starboard interplays with the baking spices in Vya Sweet

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