"A wonderful winter weather treat. Tart cherry juice and Amaretto join the usual Manhattan ingredients for a deep and warming flavor."
1 ounce bottled tart cherry juice
3 ounces Amaretto liqueur
2 ounces Knob Creek whiskey
1 ounce dry vermouth
¼ teaspoon blood orange bitters
2 fresh cherries with stems for garnish (optional)
Chill two cocktail glasses by filling with ice water.
Combine all the ingredients, except the cherries, in a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir until thoroughly chilled.
Empty the ice water from the chilled glasses. Strain the cocktail into the glasses, and garnish with a fresh cherry.