Bananas Foster Manhattan

It’s always a good time to share a good cocktail and this one is one of my favorites.  I’ve taken a standard Manhattan and put a bananas foster twist to it.  It does pack a punch, so tread lightly, but I think you will really like this one and it is guaranteed to be a huge hit at your next party!

Bananas Foster Manhattan

Bananas Foster Manhattan
2 ounces Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey
1 1/2 ounces banana liqueur
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
2 dashes bitters
Additional whiskey for wetting rim of glass
Cinnamon Sugar for rim of glass
Maraschino cherry for garnish

Prepare glass:  Place the cinnamon sugar onto a small plate (but big enough to fit the rim of a martini glass). Place a little whiskey onto a second same size plate. Dip the rim of a martini glass into the whiskey, then dip into the cinnamon sugar; set glass aside.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add in the 2 ounces whiskey, banana liqueur, vermouth and bitters and shake well. Strain into prepared martini glass, garnish with a cherry and enjoy!
Makes 1 cocktail.

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