Up there with the Old Fashioned and the martini as an undisputed classic, a Manhattan is a bold, brawny drink that, made right, is smooth and sippable. Rye, sweet vermouth, and bitters are all you need, though garnishing with a high-quality cherry doesn't hurt.
Manhattan Cocktail Recipe
The stiff, smooth union of whiskey and vermouth is a classic of the cocktail canon.
4 ounces rye whiskey
2 ounces sweet vermouth
4 dashes Angostura bitters
Garnish: 2 Maraschino cherries
Pour the whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until outside of shaker is very cold to touch.
Place a maraschino cherry in each of two chilled cocktail glasses. Dividing evenly, strain the contents of the shaker over cherries and serve immediately.
Mixing glass, cocktail strainer
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 6g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||3%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|