As you know, I’m a big fan of the classics, the Manhattan being no exception. It is without a doubt on my cocktail Mt. Rushmore both for its taste and its simplicity. Whiskey, vermouth, and bitters . . . what more do you need? These three ingredients are a mainstay on my home bar. I’m not a rye gal, but if you prefer bourbon feel free to make the switch.


  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • brandied cherries for garnish

manhattan.classic.cocktail.recipe.5.1Add the whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters to your mixing glass.manhattan.classic.cocktail.recipe.7.1Fill your mixing glass with ice and stir for 30 seconds to chill.manhattan.classic.cocktail.recipe.6Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

manhattan.classic.cocktail.recipe.1.1Garnish with a few brandied cherries and enjoy!

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