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Miracle on 34th Street Cocktail

A holiday Manhattan - this take on my family’s favorite drink went over surprisingly well and features some of my most loved flavors of the holiday season.
Course Drinks
Servings 1 Cocktail

Ingredients
  

For the Cocktail

  • 2 Oz bourbon
  • 1 Oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 Oz orange ginger shrub
  • 2 Dashes bitters

For the Orange Ginger Shrub

  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Pound chopped orange leave the skin and rind on
  • 3 Inch knob of ginger root peeled and chopped
  • 3 Large cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Cup apple cider vinegar

Instructions
 

For the Shrub

  • Add water, sugar, chopped orange, chopped ginger, and cinnamon sticks to a sauce pot - bring to a boil over medium heat then reduce to a simmer on low
  • Let mixture simmer on stove for 10 minutes then let it cool completely
  • Strain mixture into a large glass with a lid (I like mason jars) then add vinegar, put on lid and shake
  • This will keep in the fridge for about 6 months and note the shrub makes enough for many cocktails - about two cups of liquid

For the cocktail

  • Add ice and all cocktail ingredients to a shaker then stir to incorporate
  • Pour into a glass straight up or over ice - technically a true Manhattan is served straight up BUT this is not a true Manhattan and I like iced cocktails so I say, drink it however you like!
  • Garnish with a twist of orange and serve
Keyword bourbon cocktail, cocktail recipe, cocktail shrub, manhattan cocktail