Friday Treat Day: The Manhattan


Manhattan Cocktail

A friend and reader asked what I prefer to drink on the days when your toddler is peeing and pooping anywhere and everywhere except the toilet. Which is, in my book, a GREAT question. One in which we should all spill the beans and gift each other with our answers (which I fully expect in the comment section of this post). ┬áBecause when there’s lots of poop and the child’s “no’s” are so relentless it pierces your soul (my husband’s words) you deserve only the best liquid comfort at the end of the day.

This is my drink of choice on those days. It’s just the right amount of sweet and strong and that bourbon drenched cherry at the end – forget about it…

The Manhattan


  • Ice
  • 2 parts whiskey
  • 1 part sweet vermouth (Must be sweet. We tried it with dry once because we didn’t have sweet and it was horrible)
  • 1-2 dashes of angostura bitters
  • A couple maraschino cherries


Place the ice in a cocktail shaker. Add whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. Strain the drink into a glass. Add 1 or 2 (live a little) maraschino cherries.

Now cozy up, take a sip, and turn on that show that makes you laugh from the gut. It makes you forget that tantrums and poop were ever a part of your day – almost.

With love. xx

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