In celebration of this weeks American Thanksgiving, the New York City Macy’s Day Parade, and Black Friday, the Black Forest Manhattan seemed to wrap up all three events into one happy package! It’s reminiscent of a traditional Black Forest chocolate cake, loaded with cherries! This cocktail appears by the directions to be complicated, but it’s really quite simple to make. It’s fun, bold and creative. Give it a try; you’ll love it!
- ¼ cup sour cherry juice
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup Kirsch
In a saucepan, boil cherry juice and granulated sugar. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Stir in Kirsch. Pour into sterilized glass jar and chill overnight.
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and superfine sugar.
Rim the Martini Glass:
Pour some of the cherry syrup into a wide, shallow bowl. Dip the rim of a martini glass into the juice. Pour the chocolate rim mixture onto a plate. Dip the martini glass rim into the cocoa mixture to create a thin chocolate ring.
Make the Cocktail:
- 3 oz Canadian Club 12 Years Classic Aged Whisky
- ¾ oz cherry syrup
- ½ oz Crème de Cacao
Fill a cocktail shaker ¾ full of ice. Add whisky, cherry syrup and crème de cacao. Shake well. Pour into chocolate rimmed martini glass. Garnish with cherry.