My husband rarely indulges in a cocktail BUT when he does, his go-to is a Manhattan. I never even had one before meeting him! Now, they’ve secured a spot in my beverage rotation. Incidentally, the first time I had a Manhattan was in MANHATTAN!! How do you like that?
There are only four ingredients in a Manhattan drink and they work well in unison to highlight the bourbon flavor. I’ve said it before so I’ll say it again… if you’re going to put cherries in a drink they should probably be Luxardo!! They taste AMAZING and ARE NOT that ARTIFICIAL shade of red. What’s your go-to bourbon? I enjoy Knob Creek but there are so many good brands out there. Any suggestions?? Ready to get started? This drink is not complicated. You’ll be done in a snap!
What is the difference between a Manhattan and an old fashioned?
An old fashioned has a cube of sugar and an orange garnish but no vermouth.
How do you make a Manhattan on the rocks?
Add bourbon, sweet vermouth, and bitters to a glass with ice and stir with a swizzle stick. Garnish with a cherry.
What is the difference between a Manhattan and a rob roy?
A rob roy cocktail uses Scotch whiskey instead of the rye or bourbon you would use in a Manhattan.
How do you make a Manhattan drink?
1. Add 1 1/2 oz good bourbon to a large glass.
2. Add 3/4 oz sweet vermouth.
3. Add ice and bitters. I always say yes to bitters, they add a depth of flavor but don’t have all the sugar so many other mixers do.
4. No need for a shaker on this drink, just a nice stir with a swizzle stick. You don’t want to agitate the drink too much.
5. Strain the drink into a glass. I love the look of a coupé glass with this drink.
6. Ready to be enjoyed. I love the cherry at the bottom, it’s like a extra special treat at the end of a long day.
If you’ve tried this Manhattan drink then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you!
Bourbon, a dash or sweet vermouth, bitters and a cherry make for an excellent easy to make cocktail. There's a reason classics never go out of style.
- 1 1/2 oz good bourbon
- 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
- 3 dashes bitters
- 1 Luxardo cherry
- orange peel
Take a slice of orange peel. Squeeze some oils out of it. Wipe it around the rim of the glass.
Fill a glass with ice.
Pour bourbon, then vermouth and bitters over the ice.
Mix well with a swizzle stick then strain into a cocktail glass. Finish with a cherry.