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Manhattan Ham Glaze



    Manhattan Ham Glaze

    This ham glaze recipe uses the ingredients from the cocktail, the a Manhattan. (Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018)


    • ½ cup bourbon
    • ½ cup sweet vermouth
    • 4-6 dashes bitters
    • 1 tablespoon Maraschino cherry juice
    • 10 Maraschino cherries cut in half
    • 5-pound ham


    • In a small pot, combine the bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters and cherry juice.
    • Gently bring to a simmer and reduce by ¼. Set aside.
    • Score the top of the ham with a knife, about ½ inch deep.
    • Skewer the cherry half and spike into the top of the ham.
    • Place ham in a preheated 350-degree oven. Baste with the Manhattan glaze about every 20 minutes.
    • Bake for two hours, remove and let it rest for 10 minutes.
    • Carve and serve