Drink of the Month – Bubbly Manhattan

IMG_0577We’re rolling out a new feature here at First Draught. Every month, at least a week before our show goes live, we’re going to share our Drink of the Month with you. That way you can prepare in advance and enjoy our featured beverage during the show. Or, you know, just make the drink for fun right now. That works too.

Since we are just getting back home from the Romance Writers of America (RWA) National Conference in New York, the natural choice for August was a Manhattan. I googled recipes and found several excellent contenders. Then I stumbled on The Bubbly Manhattan, and the search was over.

The Bubbly Manhattan replaces dry vermouth with an IPA. That’s right, folks — it’s a beer cocktail. Even better, it’s a bourbon and beer cocktail. Clearly making it the most perfect drink ever for First Draught. Seriously, I’m not sure how I’m going to top this next month, but I’ll certainly enjoy trying.

Get the recipe for a Bubbly Manhattan here* and join us next Tuesday, August 4th at 8:30 EDT to talk about Hooking Readers with Effective First Chapters.

IMG_0579* First disclosure: I used bourbon instead of rye and a nice hoppy saison instead of an IPA (’cause that’s what I had on hand). Second disclosure: I’ve got the best job here at First Draught, but if Julia and Alexis ask — trying out drinks is super hard work.

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