Manhattan Cocktail

Base Spirit: Bourbon / American Whiskey, Vermouth / Aperitif Wine

Type: Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Stirred

Strength: Strong

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Spirit-forward

About the Manhattan Cocktail

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

Ingredients in the Manhattan Cocktail

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

Garnish: Lemon twist

Glass: Cocktail

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.

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  1. A cherry, please.

  2. 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!!

  3. Nick Parise says

    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.


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