Autumn Entertaining | Fireside Cocktail + Lake Forest Book Store Event


Is autumn your favorite entertaining season? It is mine, by far! And on November 1st from 6-7pm, the Lake Forest Book Store will host a Fletcher + Fork Pop-Up where I’ll discuss everything from crafting a cohesive menu and curating a playlist to creating beautiful tablescapes and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. It will be a relaxed hour filled with tastings, tips, and recipes for a late autumn gathering. Please come! You can click here to read more about and register for the event. in the meantime, enjoy my classic, perfect-for-fall, Manhattan recipe.


serves one

2 ounces whiskey
1 ounce sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Luxardo cherries for garnish

Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and stir – do not shake. Shaking this cocktail adds too much water to the mix and greatly diminishes the flavor. Strain into a coupe or cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.

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