Prune-Sweetened Manhattan Cocktail

Prune-Sweetened Manhattan Cocktail

Prune-Sweetened Manhattan Cocktail

Instead of Maraschino cherries and juice, try adding the natural sweetness of prunes in this spin on the traditional Manhattan cocktail. Make Prune Syrup ahead and chill until ready to use.

Created for Mariani by Chef Jeff Anderson

  • People: 1 cocktail
  • Prep/Cook Time: 5 mins for cocktail, 15 mins for prune syrup and macerated prune garnish
  • Health:
Prune-Sweetened Manhattan Cocktail

Instead of Maraschino cherries and juice, try adding the natural sweetness of prunes in this spin on the traditional Manhattan cocktail. Make Prune Syrup ahead and chill until ready to use.

Created for Mariani by Chef Jeff Anderson

  • People: 1 cocktail
  • Prep/Cook Time: 5 mins for cocktail, 15 mins for prune syrup and macerated prune garnish
  • Health:

Ingredients

For the Cocktail
  • 2 oz Canadian Whisky
  • ¾ oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 dash bitters
  • 1 Mariani California Prune, macerated*
  • 1 Tablespoon prune syrup*
  • 2 large cocktail ice cubes
  • Cocktail toothpicks
  • *See recipe that follows
For the Prune Syrup
  • 12 Mariani California Dried Prunes
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cardamom seed, whole
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • 3 black peppercorns, whole

Instructions

For the Cocktail
  • Combine whiskey, vermouth, bitters, and prune syrup in cocktail shaker.
  • Shake/mix well.
  • Add ice to glass; pour 2-3 ounces of whisky mixture over ice, garnish with macerated prune on a cocktail toothpick,stir and enjoy!
For the Prune Syrup
  • Combine ingredients in small sauce pan.
  • Bring to boil over medium heat, then drop to a simmer for 3-4minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cover, allowing it to macerate for 5-10 minutes.
  • Transfer to storage container, cover and chill until ready to use.

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