The Joan Didion

The Joan Didion

A nonalcoholic Manhattan that won't go out of style.


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A prolific novelist, journalist, and screenwriter, Didion's brilliantly restrained, melancholic prose and aloof glamour made her one of literature's most eminent tastemakers. This no-frills nonalcoholic Manhattan ft. All The Bitter, Spiritless Kentucky 74, Lyre's Aperitif Rosso won't go out of style.



  • Pour Lyre's Aperitif Rosso and Kentucky 74 Bourbon into a rocks glass half-filled with ice
  • Add 2 full droppers (dashes) of bitters and a maraschino cherry
  • Crush the cherry inside the class with a spoon, Stir

Recipe inspired by the book Free The Tipple by Jennifer Croll