December 7 - Kuri …
This is basically a spiced Manhattan. And I by “basically” I mean: “that’s what it is” … but who ever said there was anything wrong with that, right? Manhattans are awesome, and bringing a little bit of holiday cheer to them ain’t a bad thing!
The pumpkin spice liqueur is homemade, and you can find dozens of similar recipes with a simple Google search. Alternately you can just snag a bottle of commercial stuff, but it’s kind of fun to make your own, especially around the holidays. I like to use a fairly aggressive, bitter vermouth like Cocchi since the pumpkin spice is pretty sweet.
Oh, and a Kuri, or rather a red kuri, is a type of small, sweet pumpkin.
- 2 oz. Bourbon (Knob Creek)
- .5 oz. Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
- .5 oz. Pumpkin Spice Liqueur (homemade. Sub Hiram Walker)
- Dash Aromatic Bitters (Angostura)