An NRO friend e-mails:
My Dad makes the world’s best Manhattans – vermouth, plus rye whiskey, plus a bit of cherry juice. Don’t listen to anyone who tells you to leave out the cherr juice. Dad makes a jar of Manhattans for each Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I left an unfinished jar in my refrigerator for half a year – took it out, and ate the cherries, which had been marinating in the Manhattan. Bliss!
Better make a big jar, I fear.[ Because it will be a long night]