Game Day

The Apple Cider Manhattan makes the ultimate game day cocktail, featuring the flavors of winter spice, along with face warming bourbon, and just strong enough that you can sip it but also enjoy more than one. The addition of apple cider turns down this drink a bit, from the traditional manhattan and allows your guests to enjoy more than one during the time outs and commercial breaks! Supercharge your game day and make this cocktail by the batch! Take all the oz. instructions and switch to cups, and you’ve got a blitz!

Game Day — Apple Cider Manhattan Recipe


2 oz of Dubliner Whiskey (we used *Dubliner Steelers Select Irish Whiskey available at your local PA Fine Wine and Good Spirits)

.5 oz of red vermouth

1.5 oz of fresh apple cider

.5 oz of fresh lemon juice

2 dashes of angostura bitters


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and give a light shake to combine and chill ingredients.
  2. Serve over one large ice cube or up in a martini glass.

* Crafted for Steeler Nation by the Dublin Liberties Distillery — a proud partner of the Pittsburgh Steelers. This unique, limited-edition blend celebrates 90 seasons of football for the Steelers franchise and is a must-have for any fan. Created with a hand-selected blend of perfectly balanced whiskeys and aged up to 10 years in the finest American bourbon casks. — Distiller’s notes

Sip on a few more TABLE cocktails:

Whiskey S’mores Cocktail

Smoked Maple & Scotch Old Fashioned

Sandia Sunset Campari

Feast while you sip on these Game Day recipes:

Chili Baby Back Ribs

Marinated Chicken Tostadas

Parmesan Baked Potato Salad

Roasted Sausage Board

Zesty Shrimp Roll

Recipe and Story by Justin Matase / Styling by Keith Recker / Photography by Dave Bryce


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