Classic Manhattan cocktail

    5 min

    Sweet vermouth is shaken with ice, bourbon whisky and bitters, then served with a cocktail cherry. To get the best flavour, use the best quality bourbon and vermouth you can find.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 tablespoons sweet vermouth
    • 85ml bourbon whisky
    • 2 dashes bitters
    • 2 cocktail cherries

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the sweet vermouth and whisky and 2 dashes of bitters. Shake while counting to 30. Pour into 2 cocktail glasses, garnish each with a cherry and serve immediately

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    WOW! My husband and I loved this...perfect ratio. We didn't change a thing, just chilled the glasses really well. Don't skip the bitters or the cherries, it adds to the great flavour.  -  31 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    That Shaggy sure knows his drinks! This cocktail is a little sweet from the vermouth, but it packs a punch with all that liquor! The cherry makes a nice presentation, but I usually leave it out.  -  03 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Shaggy makes good drinks. This is a very good Manhattan.  -  10 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)