Made in Manhattan

I’m back in NYC, y’all. The weather in LA was beautiful, but I’m glad to be home with the hubs! On my way back to Brooklyn, I made a PITT stop in Pittsburgh to see my family and friends for my birthday and had the best time. I also shopped my little heart out. I don’t know why, but I bought these pants. I also made my mom take me to the fancy mall in Pittsburgh to pick up a pair of my favorite jeans and this cute top. Whenever I’m knee deep in work, I always think I deserve to treat myself and it just sucks for my finances that I’m never not knee deep in work :)

To honor my homecoming, I decided to make this Manhattan and of course, I couldn’t make it without a touch of the steel city. NYC and Pittsburgh will always have me torn and this happens every time I go home - I get very confused about where I want to be. It also doesn’t help that I have a life partner now. I’m hoping that one day we’ll both wake up and have a plan, but until then I’m just going to live in the moment and think about sipping cocktails al fresco as soon as the weather is nice!

So, cheers to 15 days to Spring!

  • Ice
  • 2 parts Wigle whiskey
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • 1 to 2 dashes bitters 
  • Orange peel
  • Maraschino Cherries (Don’t judge, but I used the ones from the jar - this girl ain’t got no time to make the real deal, though it’s much preferred)

Place ice in a cocktail shaker. Add the whiskey, vermouth and bitters. Rub the orange peel around the rim of the cocktail glass and strain the drink into the glass. Add 1 to 2 cherries.