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How to Make a Manhattan

Yes, the Manhattan was invented in Manhattan!  That was a long time ago, but loads of people still think it’s one of the best cocktails ever.

The Manhattan

Some how this combination of bourbon and sweet vermouth, plus a dash of bitters, just works and stands the test of time. Of course, there are those who say it’s not a true Manhattan without using rye whiskey, but hey, I’m a bourbon girl. Try both and choose for yourself.

Here is some equipment you will need:

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The Manhattan


Experience urban sophistication with a Manhattan cocktail. Rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and aromatic bitters create a classic elixir, invoking the spirit of New York in every luxurious sip.
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Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 163 kcal


  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Cherry


  • Combine bourbon and sweet vermouth in a mixing glass filled with ice
  • Stir until chilled
  • Strain into a Martini Glass
  • Garnish with the cherry


Serving: 1gCalories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.02gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 1mgSugar: 0.3gIron: 0.02mg
Keyword manhattan, Manhattan cocktail
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