Metropolitan Cocktail Recipe

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Metropolitan Cocktail Recipe

The metropolitan is a classic brandy cocktail that's nearly as old as the Manhattan or Martinez. It's equally simple and a brilliant way to showcase a great bottle of brandy.

This recipe dates to around 1900 and mixes brandy, sweet vermouth, sugar, and bitters. It's also sometimes known as the brandy Manhattan, though that recipe typically skips the metropolitan's syrup.

Other cocktails have taken the metropolitan name as well. The most popular is made of black currant vodka, cranberry and lime juices, and (sometimes) triple sec. It is very similar to a cosmopolitan and was created during the 1990s in New York City.

Prep time: 3 Minutes

Nutrition: 185 Calories

Servings: 1


  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters


  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the brandy, sweet vermouth, simple syrup, and bitters.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve and enjoy.

Category: Drinks | Cuisine: Cocktails

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