Liquid Kitchen » Welcome to the Liquid Kitchen!

Bling Bling Manhattan


You don’t have to have millions to bling out this next cocktail. All you need is some food grade gold dust, your favorite bourbon, vermouth, bitters and a flair for the dramatic. 


Makes 1 cocktail

2 ounces bourbon such as Maker’s Mark
1 ounce sweet red vermouth
Dash of Liquid Kitchen Golden Era Bitters or your favorite aromatic bitters.
Garnish: Gilded Cherry on a pick (recipe follows)

Measure the bourbon, vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass. Fill 3/4 with ice and stir swiftly for 20 seconds. Strain into a martini glass. Spear a Gilded Cherry on a pick and lay across drink.


Gilded Cherries

1/2 cup maraschino or Amarena cherries – DRAINED WELL
1/2 tsp. Gold Luster Dust (available at cake decorating stores or online)

Make the cherries in the same container for storing them. It is important that the cherries be very well drained. Place the cherries in the container and add the luster dust. Stir gently to coat the cherries in gold. Do not over stir – over stirring makes the gold “stirred in” and not coated on each cherry. Store refrigerated for up to 2 days.


Recipe © Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen® – For more recipes visit