Dubious Manhattan

Boka Kitchen & Bar, SeattleDubonnet red is a wine-based aperitif with a bittersweet flavor that comes from quinine, an extract of the cinchona tree bark that has been used as a healthy additive to fortified wines for centuries.Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide

6 drinks


  • 4 ounces Dubonnet red

  • 4 ounces sweet vermouth

  • 16 ounces bourbon

  • 1/4 ounce peach bitters

  • 18 brandied cherries, skewered on 6 picks


  1. In a pitcher, combine the Dubonnet red, sweet vermouth, bourbon and peach bitters. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours. Stir and pour into 6 chilled coupes. Garnish with the skewered cherries.

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