Shaggy's Manhattan Recipe -
Shaggy's Manhattan Recipe
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Shaggy's Manhattan

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"Use good quality bourbon and sweet vermouth."

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  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the sweet vermouth and whiskey and splash on 2 dashes of bitters. Shake while counting to 30. Pour into 2 cocktail glasses, garnish each with a cherry and serve immediately
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 31, 2008

WOW! My husband and I loved this...perfect ratio. We didn't change a thing, just chilled the glasses really well. Don't skip the bitters or the cherries, it adds to the great flavour.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 29, 2009

The classic Manhattan should be made with bitters.


21 Ratings

Jan 04, 2004

That Shaggy sure knows his drinks! This cocktail is a little sweet from the vermouth, but it packs a punch with all that liquor! The cherry makes a nice presentation, but I usually leave it out.

Apr 10, 2006

Shaggy makes good drinks. This is a very good Manhattan.

Jul 12, 2010

You are right about using high-quality ingredients - Maker's Mark for bourbon and Martini vermouth (dry for me). I pour the ingredients right in the glass, which I have had chilling in the freezer all day! Got a Waterford martini glass on eBay ... ah, such a delight! It will spoil you for trying to drink a Manhattan made by anyone but your "ownself".

May 04, 2009

This is the same recipe we use, though I sometimes add about 1/2 tbsp of juice from the jar of cherries.

Aug 17, 2010

I use bitters also, a classic manhattan made in bars. What I like is Jim Beam instead of regular bourbon, with a little cherry juice. I have also found if you like cherries with your bourbon, try Jim Beam Stag. It is so good just on the rocks. My mother in-law loves it on vanilla ice cream.

Jul 02, 2009

it tastes even better with Irish whiskey


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