Cocktails & Apéritifs, Fall, Vya Sweet, Winter

Apple Cider Manhattan

Crisp apple flavors and baking spices make this Manhattan perfect to toast the coming of fall.


1 1/2 oz. Rye whiskey
3/4 oz. Vya Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz. Fernet-Branca Liqueur
1 tsp. Brown sugar syrup*
1 oz. Apple cider
Garnish: Orange slices and brandied cherries


Fill a tall glass with ice. Combine Rye, Vya Sweet Vermouth, Fernet-Branca liqueur, brown sugar syrup, and apple cider in the glass. Stir well.  Strain into a coupe and garnish.

*Brown Sugar Syrup:
Combine 1-cup water and 1-cup brown sugar in a small saucepan. Heat until the mixture is simmering. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, or until all the sugar is dissolved in the water. Cool to room temperature. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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