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Manhattan - Whiskey Cocktail

About The Manhattan Cocktail

Every home bartender should know how to make one of these.

Ingredients in The Manhattan Cocktail

2 oz
1 oz
Italian sweet vermouth (Carpano Antica Formula)
2 dashes
Bitters (Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters)


How to make The Manhattan Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.

Stir until exceedingly well-chilled.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Other Information

Watch advisory board member Dushan Zaric make an Employees Only Manhattan in our How to Cocktail video.
Or watch top bartender Allison Widdecombe make a classic Manhattan, along with her own, award-winning variation in How to Cocktail: Manhattan, Two Ways.

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Discussion (4)

  • JFL posted 3 years ago

    Hmmm I always used cherries in Rob Roy's and Manhattan's. Oh well! I do like cherries.

  • Nick Parise posted 4 years ago

    I have been trying to find Carpano Antica Formula for three years. Nobody has it. Where are you guys getting it. I have also been drinking Manhattan"s for over forty years and the garnish is a cherry. A twist is for Rob Roy's.

  • Jane posted 4 years ago

    I like a perfect manhattan which calls for sweet and dry vermouth and if I get a twist with this I know the bartender knows what they are doing. I always as for a blended whiskey - I used to be able to get rye but that is rare now but never bourbon!!

  • Mark posted 4 years ago

    A cherry, please.

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