Up to Date Recipe

Up to Date Recipe

[Photograph: Nick Caruana]

Like Manhattans, Grand Marnier, and sherry? Better give this classic cocktail a shot.

Notes: Hugo Ensslin's 1916 recipe didn't specify which type of sherry to use. For a lighter and drier flavor, pick a Fino or Manzanilla sherry. If you like things closer to a Manhattan, grab some Amontillado or Oloroso.

  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 2 minutes
  • Total time:2 minutes


  • 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 1/2 ounces sherry (see note)
  • 1/4 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters


  1. 1.

    Add rye, sherry, Grand Marnier and Angostura bitters to a mixing glass. Fill 2/3 full with ice and stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds.

  2. 2.

    Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.