Christmas Cocktail Recipe! How To Make A Mince Pie Manhattan

14/08/2014 16:38 | Updated 22 May 2015

If Manhattans are one of your favourite cocktails or you simply want a festive drink to get merry on, then this mince pie-inspired version of the classic recipe is worth a try.

Marcus Wareing and his team have been serving up this Christmas cocktail at London's Gilbert Scott bar. Here's how to make one at home:


Per drink you will need:

35ml infused Bourbon

15ml dry vermouth

2 dashes Angostura bitters

5ml Pedro Ximenez

Grilotte cherry to garnish

Stir the bourbon and vermouth over ice for 30 seconds; double strain then add the bitters and garnish with the cherry.

To infuse the bourbon:

250ml Bourbon

1 cinnamon stick

Clementine zest, pith removed

25g raisins

2 cloves

Gently heat the bourbon but do not let it simmer or boil. Add the ingredients to a bottle then pour in the bourbon. Seal with a lid and leave to infuse, at room temperature, for a minimum of 48 hours prior to use.


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