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Rye Manhattan Recipe
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Rye Manhattan

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"One of the great classic cocktails, this one's made the old fashioned way -- with rye whiskey."

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    5 mins

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  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Pour in the whiskey, vermouth and bitters. Shake until frosty, about 15 seconds then strain into a Manhattan glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
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Nov 08, 2010

I like this cocktail made with dry vermouth and an olive.

Jun 12, 2011

THE best cocktail in my opinion. Make your own Brandied Cherries instead of the nasty neon red store bought cherries.


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Dec 19, 2011

Finest, easiest, most interesting cocktail around - rye whisky gives it a distinctive edge, and don't forget those bitters!

Jan 02, 2014

I'm new to the world of Manhattans, so take my comments in that context. That being said, I have two things to say... "Yum!" and "Be careful..." :-) I see this as a terrific starting point. I made a couple (for my wife and I) as c-biskit described, and we were both VERY happy with the result! A very delicious drink that is a wee bit too drinkable, if you know what I mean... :-) I made #2 with dry vermouth - it wasn't to my personal taste, but my wife liked it. I'll try #3 (when it is safe to do so...) as a "perfect" Manhattan (half sweet, half dry vermouth). After that, perhaps I'll try different types of bitters... Let the adventure begin! :-)

Feb 24, 2010

Rye Manhattan is mine and my husband's fav drink....25 years now. We don't use the bitters though. C-Bisket...gonna make your grandmas cherry dessert soon!

Jan 05, 2010

Very nice. We prefer a little less vermouth, but that's easy to adjust.

Mar 02, 2014


Mar 19, 2015

Try the black and gold version using chocolate bitters. It's awesome. You're welcome!


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