Sweet Tea Manhattans

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This is slightly sweeter than a typical Manhattan, but it still packs a punch.

Sweet Tea Manhattans
 
Makes about 5 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2½ cups rye whiskey
  • 1 cup sweet vermouth
  • 14 dashes Angostura bitter
  • Maraschino cherries
Instructions
  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove rind from orange, and place in a small saucepan. Add 1 cup water and next 3 ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain mixture into a pitcher, discarding solids. Stir in lemon juice, and refrigerate until cold. Stir in whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. Serve over ice, and top with cherries.

 

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