Cocktails & Apéritifs, Fall, Vya Sweet, Winter

As the weather begins to cool, cozy up with this Apple Cider Manhattan cocktail recipe that combines rye whiskey and apple cider with the baking spices and honeyed sweetness of our Vya Sweet Vermouth. Garnish with crisp apple slices or zesty orange for a cocktail that’s sure to be a new fall favorite.


3/4 oz. Vya Sweet Vermouth
1 1/2 oz. rye whiskey of choice
1/2 oz. Fernet-Branca® Liqueur
1 tsp. brown sugar syrup*
1 oz. apple cider
Garnish: apple or orange slices and brandied cherries


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

*To make brown sugar syrup:
Combine 1 cup of water and 1 cup of 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.

Vya Sweet Vermouth bottle with a Manhattan cocktail garnished with an orange slice.

Vya Sweet Vermouth pairs beautifully with apple cider and whiskey for a cocktail that captures the essence of the holiday season. Formulated with a blend of Tinta Roriz, Orange Muscat and dry white wine, Vya Sweet Vermouth is infused with herbs, baking spices and botanicals for a balance of bitter and sweet flavoring unlike any other vermouth. Enjoy it alone or mixed into a variety of other cocktails; either way, your palette is in for a treat!

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