Drink of the Week

Make the most of winter with a sweet Icewine-Manhattan

Inniskillin’s Icewine is a fruity reinvention of the classic cocktail and a must-try this holiday season.

Written by Holly Walker

The season of cozy winter nights in, snacking on holiday treats is almost upon us. In addition to beautiful snow falls, Canadian winters also bring world-class icewine that’s produced when the temperature drops. Inniskillin’s Cabernet Franc Icewine is a romantically-hued red icewine with balanced hints of raspberry, rhubarb and strawberry, making it completely different from white Icewines. Pairing it with a rye whiskey adds an oaky depth to the sweet desert-wine, creating an icy twist on the classic Manhattan. It’s an excellent match for any chocolate-based desserts, or just to sip on fireside.

Drink: The Manhatt-Inn

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 oz inniskillin cabernet franc ice wine
  • .75 oz rye whiskey
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Lemon peel for garnish

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass or shaker.
  • Add ice and stir until cold
  • Strain over one large ice cub into a rocks glass
  • Garnish with lemon peel
  • Drink and enjoy!