Manhattans by the Bottle

Or, I should say, Manhattans by DTG.

On the 23rd, I received a text from my stepfather proclaiming that we would be drinking Manhattans on Christmas Eve. Unbeknownst to me, he had been given a gift from his buddy Dan. It was a bottle of ready-to-go Manhattans, complete with Old Forester Signature bourbon, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters and a little cherry juice.

So- on the 24th, we gathered around the tree and grabbed some glasses and ice.

It was strong and it was damn good. No work necessary. Pop and pour. Dan- you’re my hero!!

PS- My stepsister Katherine gave me my favorite gift of…ever. A sweater cozy for a bottle of Maker’s Mark. What every proper Kentuckian needs!


  • Lewis
    December 26, 2011

    The puppy is the renowned Sparty Jones.

  • Katherine
    December 26, 2011

    Great pics Whit! Especially of the sweater and Mr. Jones.

  • Laura
    January 15, 2012

    We have the same Maker’s Mark sweater. My husband belongs to the MM club, and that was this year’s “gift” from the company. In years past, he has received MM wrapping paper, address labels, and business cards.

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