How to make a Manhattan?

How to make a Manhattan?

Manhattan was invented in New York in the 1880s. It’s a cocktail drink made up of whiskey, some bitters, and sweet vermouth. The whiskey used in the cocktail can be rye or bourbon. It is completely your choice. Some of the Manhattan drinkers like to choose Canadian whiskey to make this Manhattan cocktail.

How to make a Manhattan?

Manhattan cocktail, served in the bars nowadays, tastes and looks the same as it used to be in the 19th century. The reason behind this is the recipe that remains the same for the classic Manhattan cocktail that used to be served at that time and is now in the bars.

At this stage, Is your mouth watering thinking about the cocktail recipe or the flavour it gives to your taste buds? If so, then no need to think more. Just grab your ingredients and make your Manhattan cocktail and enjoy. Always remember, the recipe is simple. Just follow the recipe and instructions properly and enjoy the refreshing cocktail. It seems to everyone as a fancy drink, but it is one of the easiest drinks. 


  • 2 ounces bourbon or you can also use rye instead of bourbon in the same quantity
  • 1-ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dash of angostura bitters
  • You can also add orange juice one dash to add a bit of bitterness 
  • for garnish, you can add cherry but not the ordinary ones, use brandied cherries

Instructions to follow

  1. Add the whiskey, sweet vermouth, bourbon, and both bitters in the mixing glass, ice stirring until chilled. ( you can replace the bourbon with rye but make sure the quantity is still the same as bourbon)
  2. Pour the drink into a chilled coupe. You can also add ice cubes. That would be good too.
  3. Garnish with a brandied cherry. Brandied cherries are soaked into a syrup made of brandy to make that perfect garnish for cocktails. It’s better than the fresh cherries and doubles up the flavour of Manhattan. 

The best thing about Manhattan is it has a perfect classic flavor that didn’t vanish in centuries. Bars are still offering Manhattan classic style with brandied cheery on the top. If you are a classic drink lover, you should give it a try. Make it at home and enjoy it with your loved ones.

You can also prepare a fancy meal and pair that meal with this classy and fancy drink

I hope you find this article helpful, give our simplest and the most authentic Manhattan recipe a try, and I hope you won’t regret it.

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