How to Make a Manhattan

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:

For UK measurements, please use my handy Cocktail Measurements Converter!

If you are in the USA, you can buy a great selection of Bourbon and Sweet Vermouth at ReserveBar.com.

If you are in the UK, you can buy a great selection of Bourbon and Sweet Vermouth at The Whisky Exchange.

The Manhattan

Manhattan

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Combine bourbon and sweet vermouth in a mixing glass filled with ice
  2. Stir until chilled
  3. Strain into a Martini Glass
  4. Garnish with the cherry

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