Barrel-Aged Manhattan

Written by Geri Koeppel Category: Drink Issue: September 2012

bottle of Angostura bitters. The mixture sits for 24 hours, after which they pour it into used half-size French oak wine barrels, which lessens the alcohol burn on the palate and adds a bit of spice. It mellows for 90 days and is served straight up with Amarena cherries (imported from Italy) wrapped with candied orange peel.

This sultry sipper is seasonal – it’s only available from September until it runs out, around January.

Quiessence at the Farm at South Mountain
6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix