The Can’t Miss
Chef Michael Schwartz's Bulletproof Manhattan was born at his eponymous restaurant Genuine Food & Drink in Miami's Design District and is featured in his first cookbook. This cocktail, which is less Manhattan and more Whiskey Sour, to be fair, is perfect for any holiday celebration—it's stiff enough to be taken seriously but goes down easy enough to be a hit, even for non-whiskey drinkers. The inclusion of lemon allows it to lean toward refreshing, while the rosemary-infused cherry syrup bonds with the bourbon to keep things comfy. Plus, the garnish is eye-catching and easy to execute. This drink even looks like Christmas.