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Halloween Cocktails

The Tell-Tale Heart (Brandied Cherry Manhattan)

We can always count on Edgar Allan Poe for some chilling Halloween inspiration. In this cocktail, we're bringing the "Tell-Tale Heart) to life as a dark twist on the classic Manhattan.
Prep Time 1 d
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 d 10 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1 cocktail


  • Coupe glass


  • 2 oz Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 2 brandied cherry
  • 1 dash Angostura Orange Bitters


  • Place 6-10 cherries in a bowl and soak overnight in brandy.
  • Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir until cold and strain into a chilled coupe or glass of choice.
  • Skewer your brandied cherries and place on top to put the final velvety touch on your cocktail.