Manhattan Cocktails Recipe (for a Crowd)

Manhattan Cocktails Recipe (for a Crowd)

[Photograph: Jennifer Hess]

Batch up a bottle of Manhattans for your next party! Note on servings: Each bottle serves eight 4-ounce Manhattans or just over ten 3-ounce Manhattans.

For garnishes, have available cocktail cherries and lemon twists.

  • Yield:serves 8 to 10; makes 32 ounces


  • 18 ounces rye whiskey
  • 9 ounces sweet vermouth
  • 18 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 5 ounces filtered or bottled water (something neutral, not mineral water)
  • Garnishes: cocktail cherries and lemon twists


  1. 1.

    Using a funnel, pour rye, vermouth, bitters, and water into bottle or pitcher. Close the bottle and chill well. Keep on ice or keep in fridge.