Max’s Manhattan Cocktail Recipe from Sold on a Monday

Max’s Manhattan Cocktail Recipe from Sold on a Monday

In my latest historical novel, Sold on a Monday, I was thrilled to include a swanky  New York supper club from my previous book, The Edge of Lostalong with a cameo from a certain underworld character. Hence, to celebrate the end of Prohibition, I hope your book club will love the sweet Italian twist of the specially crafted cocktail, Max’s Manhattan!

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Max’s Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 cocktail

Serving Size: 1

A book club recipe for Max's Manhattan Cocktail from author Kristina McMorris, inspired by a character in her historical novel, SOLD ON A MONDAY.


  • 2 ounces bourbon with sweet, smoky flavor, such as Elijah Craig
  • ½ ounce sweet vermouth
  • ¼ ounce amaretto, such as Disaronno, plus additional for spritz (see note)
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 Amarena cherry, soaked in bourbon, for garnish


  1. Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Stir well and pour into a chilled serving glass.
  2. Mist the drink with additional amaretto. Garnish with cherry. Enjoy.


Note:  To add a nice sweet aroma without overpowering the drink, pour extra amaretto in a small spray bottle and spritz the top of the drink.








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