Mighty Thirst: Cranberry Manhattan Slim

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A low-carb Manhattan update, for those of us who like to live large without our waistlines reflecting our appetite for life.

Manhattan Slim

1/2 shot Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry Juice
2 Shots Bulleit Bourbon
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Homemade Bourbon Cherry

Put everything but the cherry in a shaker with ice. Shake-shake-shake until it’s arctic, and little chips of ice are floating on top. Tuck your cherry in a cocktail glass, and ease the drink right in.

Here’s to objects that are slightly heavier than you expected, people who talk with their hands, and homemade cocktail sauce. What are you toasting this week?

I’m making 100 cocktails as part of my Life List. This is number fifteen. Here are the rest:

1. Shots in ‘Cots
2. Avocado Bourbon Shake
3. The Vacation
4. Sassy Lassi
5. Cherry Bing
7. Toddy Shots
8. Cafe Picante
9. Gin and Juice (Box)
10. The Neighbor
11. Halloween Spiked Cider
12. Bloodthirsty Mulled Wine
13. Killer Bloody Mary
14. Bourbon Pumpkin Shake


One thought on “Mighty Thirst: Cranberry Manhattan Slim

  1. Wow. I love you but no. I can think of few things that I would like to drink *less* that artificially sweetened “diet cranberry juice drink”.

    “Diet cranberry juice”? No. Please no.

    And I appreciate that you need advertisers to make a living off of your site. I’m not criticizing your decision to do sponsored posts. I’m just saying that this is a product that is gross and does not need to exist.



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