Chocolate Manhattan Cocktail

When you think Manhattan, what spirit comes to mind? Most likely it is not tequila. During barrel aging, Añejo Tequila takes on flavors similar to bourbon and rye whiskies and lends itself well to mixing like any other brown spirit.


2 parts Milagro Añejo Tequila 1 part Lillet Rouge bar spoon (1/8 oz) of agave nectar dash chocolate bitters


stir with ice strain into a cocktail glass garnish with a orange zest


steve7500 15 May 2012
1:35 pm

I love to see you using Lillets and Aperol in your cocktails -  I wish more people would do it. Keep up the great work . Your enthusiasm is a bright light and you manage to explain yourself where the layman can understand.

Neil Donnelly 23 Jun 2012
12:27 am

Hey Miss Voisey, love the show. Got a question about the Lillet. How long should you keep it and should it be refregerated like a regular vermouth or fortified?? Also where is the Milagro agave nectar available?? I’m in Lake Placid NY if you know of any local distributors. Thank you.

steve7500 23 Jun 2012
8:19 am

Neil let me try and help you as I experienced the same issues you are asking about. First,keep the Lillet ( rouge & Blanc) in the fridge,they will last a long time. I began doing this as a result of watching Small Screen - second, Milagro is a brand of Tequila, a good one. The Agave Nectar is a separate item but sold in the better wine & beverage stores. I have a bottle under the name SAUZA who also makes Tequila. I am sure there are others. Best kept cool but not cold.
I think you will have no trouble finding it in Lake Placid area. If not go online to ,they will have it and the service is fast.

steve7500 10 Oct 2012
12:54 pm

A cocktail using Lillet Rouge ! I don’t see this often but will try this tonight.

MMcC 28 Oct 2012
4:51 am

I buy agave nectar at Trader Joe’s.

steve7500 28 Oct 2012
8:50 am

Trader Joes - Thanks,good to know. Even closer.

Paul Greenberg 14 Feb 2014
2:38 pm

Are there any substitutes for the Lillet Rouge that are recommended? Would LOVE to try this but can’t to store due to snow.

CVoisey 15 Feb 2014
7:42 am


Another sweet vermouth in a pinch or a well rounded red wine with an extra dash of bitters will do just fine.

Thank you for watching!

CVoisey 15 Feb 2014
8:54 am

p.s Paul let me know how you get on!


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