101 Best New Cocktails: The Peanut Manhattan by Jason Walsh, Bar Consultant, Brooklyn, NY, USA
The Peanut Manhattan
Adapted from a recipe by Jason Walsh, Bar Consultant, Brooklyn, NY, USA
75 ml (2.5 oz) Peanut-Infused Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon*
45 ml (1.5 oz) Carpano Antica Formula Carpano vermouth
2 dashes of The Bitter Truth Xocolatl mole-chocolate bitters
1 Chocolate covered Maraschino Cherry, as garnish (optional)**
Stir over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. add the garnish.
*Peanut Infused Bourbon
1/2 Cup roasted-unsalted plain peanuts
3/4 Cup Wild Turkey 101
Combine peanuts and bourbon in Mason Jar, and allow to steep for exactly 24 hours. Shake jar lightly about 2-3 times during this period. After allotted time strain through dampened paper tea filters or cheesecloth.
**Chocolate Covered Cherry Recipe
Take 1/4 cup of chocolate chips (organic 65% cacao was used)
and melt under very low heat as to not to burn. Pour into small glass jar or cup and gently dip cherries one by one until coated lightly. Place on parchment paper and put in freezer for an hour until chocolate is hardened.
gaz sez: This recipe got lost in my files last year, and I just uncovered it a short time ago. It looked weird enough to give it a shot, and after infusing my whiskey with peanuts (I confess to not making the choc-covered cherry), I made myself one of these babies. The really great part of this drink was the way in which the peanut flavors calmed down the vanilla notes in the Antica Formula. Very interesting, indeed.