Skinny Manhattan

Like many, I set a goal to slim down and shape up after the first of the year. In pursuit of that goal, I joined Weight Watchers and have been working out more often. The other day, I went to track my delicious Maker's Mark Manhattan and about fell out of my chair when I learned that it was 10 points plus! That's over a third of one's daily points and puts my favorite cocktail in the special occasions only category.

Well, we all know that nobody puts baby in the corner so I set out to make a slimmed down version of my favorite cocktail. I consider it to be even better than the original as it really lets the flavor of the bourbon shine through and is now only 4 points plus! You might even be so inclined to have two!

Skinny Manhattan

  • 1.5 Ounces of your favorite bourbon
  • Splash of Sweet Vermouth (1/8 Tablespoon)
  • Dash of Bitters

I serve it over ice and garnish with fresh berries for an extra treat. 

The glass featured in this post is Kentucky's own J. Charles Monogrammed Crystal. 

All WW points calculated by using the Weight Watchers recipe builder.