Prep: 5 mins
Yield: 1 serving

An Attraction for Manhattan Adventurists.

Like the real Times Square, this cocktail is part of the Manhattan family. It features bourbon or rye, sweet vermouth and aromatic bitters, but takes on more of a dessert profile with the help of cherry liqueur and Chocolate Liqueur.


1 ½ oz. Bourbon or Rye
½ oz. Homemade Chocolate Liqueur
½ oz. Sweet vermouth
¼ oz. Cherry Liqueur
1 dash Angostura bitters (or Aromatic Bitters)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail mixer filled with ice.
  2. Stir until fully chilled.
  3. Strain into a highball glass full of ice.
  4. Garnish with an orange twist.
Created By: Ted Kilgore

Make It Your Own’s in-house mixologist, Ted Kilgore, is a 17-year veteran of the bar and spirits world. Passing the B.A.R. with BAR Ready certification in 2007, he is now proprietor and Beverage Director at Planter’s House in St. Louis.