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Merry Manhattan, a Christmas Cocktail

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 16
Drinks
American

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • 2 drops angostura bitters
  • 1/2 oz spiced simple syrup

Spiced simple syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 " piece ginger peeled and sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 cardamom pods lightly crushed with the side of a knife

Instructions
 

  • Combine all cocktail ingredients in a shaker with a handful of ice; shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosty. Pour into short (Old Fashioned) glass.

To make simple syrup:

  • Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Allow spices to steep for at least an hour. Strain into a glass jar; cover and store leftover syrup in the fridge.