Market Strawberry Infused 'Perfect' Manhattan

Market Strawberry Infused 'Perfect' Manhattan

We wanted to share a special summer drink recipe just created by Chef Marc Forgione (Iron Chef / owner of Restaurant Marc Forgione in Tribeca) and glassybaby to celebrate this already amazing strawberry season.  This Market Strawberry Infused ‘Perfect’ Manhattan was hand-crafted in the beautiful glassybaby “Single Malt Drinker” - 10% of all revenue from each glassybaby “drinker” goes to support Department of Veterans Affairs Hospitals around the country.

Market Strawberry Infused 'Perfect' Manhattan
•         2.5 oz Jefferson's Small Batch Bourbon
•         1.5 oz Strawberry Infused Dolin Vermouth (See recipe)
•         2 Dashes of Bitters (preferably Brooklyn Hemispherical Strawberry)

Ingredients

For the Market Strawberry Infused 'Perfect' Manhattan

  • 2.5  Ounces  Jefferson's Small Batch Bourbon
  • 2  Dashes of Bitters
  • 1.5  Ounces  Strawberry Infused Dolin Vermouth (See recipe)

For the Strawberry Infused Dolin Vermouth

  • 1  Liter  Dolin Sweet
  • 1  Liter  Bllanc Vermouth
  • 6  Cups  fresh strawberries
  • 1  Liter  Dry Vermouth

Directions

For the Market Strawberry Infused 'Perfect' Manhattan

Stir mixture in a mixing glass with ice then strain over fresh 1"x 1" ice cubes in a rocks glass. Garnish with a skewered bourbon soaked cherry, strawberry segment and a lemon twist.

The keys to this cocktail are super fresh market strawberries and a nice smooth Bourbon.  Chef has said that this is already the best strawberry season he has ever seen.  This year, we are infusing the vermouth instead our normal main spirit infusion, thus creating a second delicious drink option.

For the Strawberry Infused Dolin Vermouth

We combine a bottle each of Dolin Sweet, Dry and Blanc Vermouth with 3 pints of market fresh strawberries and let them sit for at least a day. For smaller batches make sure to use equal parts of each vermouth. When complete the aroma of strawberry will over power that of the vermouth.  For a lighter libation the strawberry Vermouth is great on its own with a few ice cubes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
54g
77%
Sugar
25g
28%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
345mg
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
90g
69%
Protein
122g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
10µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
19µg
21%
Calcium, Ca
261mg
26%
Choline, total
71mg
17%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Folate, total
204µg
51%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
154mg
48%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
20mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
4mg
80%
Phosphorus, P
1208mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
181µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1647mg
100%
Thiamin
3mg
100%
Water
350g
13%
Zinc, Zn
11mg
100%

Strawberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Strawberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.