The Best Manhattan Cocktail

The Best Manhattan Cocktail


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About this recipe: The classic drink, which is stirred and not shaken. Whisky is stirred with sweet vermouth and served in a glass. The addition of bitters is purely optional. Garnish with a cocktail cherry.


Serves: 1 

  • 4 tablespoons whisky
  • 1 tablespoons sweet vermouth
  • 1 dash bitters
  • 1 cupful ice cubes
  • 1 cocktail cherry for garnish

Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

  1. Place ice in a mixing glass. Pour in vermouth, then whisky and stir. Strain into a cocktail glass. Add a dash of bitters if desired and garnish with a cherry.


Use the same recipe, but substitute dry vermouth for the sweet and garnish with a twist of lemon zest instead of a cherry.

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