Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

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Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

There is only one classic Manhattan cocktail, two parts whiskey, one part sweet vermouth and bitters. Stirred, never shaken. Amazingly, the drink that socialites tipped to their lips in the 19th century looks and tastes pretty much the same as the one served today at any good cocktail bar. Manhattan's mix of American whiskey and Italian vermouth, is timeless and tasty, exactly how a cocktail should be.

The Manhattan was the most famous cocktail in the world shortly after it was invented in New York City’s Manhattan Club, some time around 1880. Over the years, the whiskey classic has dipped in and out of fashion before finding its footing as one of the cornerstones of cocktail excellence. Although it seems like a drink that connotes sophistication and elegance, it is a great cocktail to reward yourself with at home or serve at a special dinner party.

Try and you’ll see why this iconic drink has remained a favourite since its inception.

Prep time: 2 Minutes

Nutrition: 187 Calories

Servings: 1


  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: brandied cherry or lemon twist


  1. Add the rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with a brandied cherry (or a lemon twist, if preferred)

Category: Drinks | Cuisine: Cocktails