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November 20, 2020updated Dec 01, 2020

Off Hours Manhattan by Off Hours Bourbon

Cocktail of the Week: Hints of pecan and nutmeg make this the ultimate addition to a Thanksgiving menu.

By Kim Ayling

With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, it’s time to start thinking about warming, fall-themed cocktails to kick off the holiday season with. Whether you’re going virtual or hosting the family for this years’ celebrations, the Off Hours Manhattan is the perfect tipple to toast the season of gratitude.

The flavors of Thanksgiving strike a delicate balance between sweet and savory, making the classic Manhattan, which combines the smoky flavors of whisky with sweet vermouth, ideal for a pre-feast aperitif. Simple enough to whip up whilst cooking yet indulgent enough to feel like a holiday treat, the Off Hours Manhattan elevates the traditional cocktail with the use of smooth and silky Off Hours bourbon, as well as a dash of chocolate bitters.

Launched in a bid to remove the stigma of exclusivity surrounding bourbon drinking, Off Hours is committed to catering to the next generation of liquor drinkers by creating a bourbon for everyone. That means no more intimidating bars or raised eyebrows at using bourbon in a cocktail; instead, Off Hours presents an accessible, easy-drinking liquor for anyone to enjoy.

Featuring hints of vanilla, toasted pecan and nutmeg, with a finishing note of cinnamon, Off Hours bourbon promises to add a special touch to your Thanksgiving cocktail menu.

[See also: Setting and Decorating The Perfect Thanksgiving Table]


  • – 2oz OH Bourbon
  • – 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • – 3-5 dashes chocolate bitters
  • – Cherry for garnish


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Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a rocks glass or coupe neat, and garnish with a cherry for an added touch of sweetness.

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