Perfect Manhattan Cocktail

The Perfect Manhattan

Originating from the Manhattan Club in New York City around the late 1800's this cocktail has remained timeless classic to be sipped and savored. This drink should not be shaken but gently stirred.

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Servings 1
Calories 173
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Equipment Suggestions

1 chilled mixing glass with strainer


  • 2 ounces bourbon or rye , try Mitcher's American Bourbon, Rittenhouse Rye, Knob Creek or Buffalo Trace)
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth , 1/2 ounce dry and 1/2 ounce sweet is ideal here
  • 4 dashes bitters , angostura is classic but can use orange bitters


  • Fill a chilled mixing glass 3/4 full with ice.
  • Add the ingredients and gently stir until liquids are chilled from the ice. Strain into a chilled coupe' (martini) glass with two good cherrries (Luxardo Cherries are a good choice) or a bit of orange rind. Salud!
    2 ounces bourbon or rye
    1 ounce sweet vermouth
    4 dashes bitters



Serving: 1 g | Calories: 173 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Protein: 1 g | Sodium: 1 mg | Potassium: 1 mg | Sugar: 1 g | Iron: 1 mg
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