kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Featured Cocktail: Cherry Spiced Manhattan

Cherry Spiced Manhattan. Photo courtesy of Dakota Fine. Recently I wrote a piece for DC Magazine about bars that incorporate their design elements and aesthetics into their cocktails. D.C.'s St. Regis Hotel recently underwent an extensive renovation, including its bar. The new space boasts distressed leather seating and muted neutral tones, and the Cherry Spiced Manhattan is a manifestation of this new design. Brent Kroll, who created the drink, says, "With its deep burgundy color, the Cherry Spiced Manhattan is a perfect representation of the redesign of the bar. With its rich leather chairs and bronze details the bar is a modern twist on classic sophistication much like the drink itself."

St. Regis Bar

For more drinks by design, see my recent DC Magazine piece in the March 2013 issue.

Cherry Spiced Manhattan

Courtesy of St. Regis Bar, Washington, D.C.

3 oz. Redemption Rye 1 1/2 oz. Dolin Rouge Vermouth 1/8 oz. Allspice Dram 1/8 oz. Angostura Bitters Brandied cherries, for garnish

Add all except garnish into a cocktail shaker. Add ice, and stir  until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with brandied cherries.