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Manhattan Cocktail

  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x


To make this Manhattan cocktail, all you need are three ingredients: Bourbon, Vermouth, and Bitters. Traditionally, the cocktail is made with rye whiskey, stirred, and garnished with a maraschino cherry. There are many variations on the drink but I personally prefer garnishing with an orange peel.


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • Optional: Orange Peel or maraschino cherry


  1. In a cocktail mixing glass, combine the whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. Fill the glass with ice and stir continuously for 30 seconds.
  2. Strain the liquid into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry or orange peel.


  • Traditionally stirred, not shaken
  • Garnish with a cherry or orange peel
  • instead of bitters you could use Cynar
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 290.0
  • Sugar: 2.0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.1 g