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Manhattan Float

  • SERVINGS: Makes 4 drinks

Spire • Boston

The inspired twist in chef Gabriel Frasca's playful dessert cocktail is whipped cream spiked with sweet vermouth.

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  1. 2 pints vanilla ice cream, softened slightly
  2. 3 ounces bourbon
  3. 1/2 pint chilled heavy cream
  4. 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  5. 1 tablespoon sugar
  6. Dash of Angostura bitters
  7. 1 liter chilled cherry soda
  8. 12 fresh cherries
  1. Scoop the ice cream into a food processor. With the machine on, add the bourbon and process just until blended. Pour the ice cream into a large, shallow plastic container, cover and freeze until firm enough to scoop, about 30 minutes.
  2. Whip the cream with the vermouth, sugar and bitters until firm. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. To serve, fill 4 pint glasses two-thirds full with cherry soda. Divide the ice cream between them and top each glass with a dollop of the whipped cream. Garnish each drink with 3 cherries.