Manhattan Cocktail Recipe


Supposedly the namesake of the Manhattan is derived because it’s inventor was a bartender at the Manhattan club. The only way patrons knew how to order it was by calling it “the Manhattan cocktail” which eventually was shortened to just “Manhattan”.

It is a cocktail with Sweet Vermouth and Whiskey with a cherry for garnish. Varieties of the Manhattan are many so be prepared to learn the many spin-offs such as a Dry Manhattan, Brandy Manhattan, or a Perfect Manhattan.


Manhattan Cocktail Recipe
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  • ¼ Ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • Whiskey
  • Cherry
  1. Pour Whiskey and Sweet Vermouth into a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a cherry.


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