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Manhattan Cocktail Recipe
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Manhattan Cocktail
See how to make a classic whiskey cocktail. See more
  • READY IN 5 mins

Manhattan Cocktail

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"The Manhattan is a classic cocktail believed to date back to the late 1800s. It's made with a bracing mixture of bourbon or rye whiskey mixed with sweet vermouth and a dash of Angostura bitters."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    5 mins

Directions

  1. Combine whiskey, vermouth, and bitters in a cocktail mixing class. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  2. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You may substitute bourbon whiskey for rye whiskey in your Manhattan.
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Dec 26, 2013

I was given many years ago the recipe for 'the perfect Manhattan' as follows: 2 oz. 100 proof bourbon (like Jeremiah Weed), 1 oz. extra dry Vermouth, 5 drops bitters, 1-2 Maraschino cherries plus 1 teaspoon cherry juice. Serve over ice or not. You won't order it 'out' as others will not be as good.

 
Sep 03, 2012

This is a true classic- bracing for sure but yummy all the same.

 

7 Ratings

Dec 26, 2013

Been a favorite for almost 30 years.

 
Dec 25, 2013

Great classic! Thank you for saying STIR...never SHAKE....it ruins the whiskey! We love it with bourbon.

 
Oct 04, 2014

Classic indeed! I prefer to use bourbon. While I don't typically enjoy sweet cocktails, this one straddles the fence between sweet and smoky....

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 174 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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