Cocktails 101 | Feature Story

Middletown Manhattan

By Ted Tarti, bar manager at Brix at Newport Vineyards



  • 2 oz Berkshire Mountain Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Newport Vineyards Port
  • 1 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino 
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Dash of lavender bitters Brandied cherries

Combine all liquids (and salt) in a shaker, and shake to combine. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with brandied cherries. 

About Brix and Newport Vineyards
Planted in 1977, Newport Vineyards has been a picturesque part of Middletown since its inception, and has grown to become the largest grower of wine grapes in New England. Owners John and Paul Nunes are both Newport natives, and have a full appreciation for the unique winemaking climate that Aquidneck Island gives. Their vineyard produces a range of high-quality wines from Merlot to Moscato, all of which are served at their restaurant. Opened last fall, Brix is Newport Vineyards’ entry into the culinary landscape on Aquidneck Island. The on-vineyard restaurant currently serves dinner Wednesday-Saturday, with plans to open seven days a week during the season.
909 East Main Road, Middletown. 401-848-5161,


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