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Two manhattan cocktails with two maraschino cherries on a pick on top of each drink.
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Manhattan Drink

This simple and delicious cocktail is made with only a handful of ingredients. There's a reason classics never go out of style.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 138kcal

Equipment

  • Mixer
  • Swizzle stick
  • Strainer

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon or rye
  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1 Luxardo cherry or cocktail cherry

Instructions

  • 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.

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Notes

  • To help your drink stay cold longer, you can place your glasses in the freezer beforehand. If you didn’t place in the glasses early enough, you can fill the glasses with some water and place them in the freezer while preparing to make the drink for a quick chill.
  • Add a few drops of the syrup from the Luxardo Maraschino Cherries to make the drink a tad bit sweeter.
  • You can use any glass to stir the cocktail in. If you do not have a cocktail strainer, you can use any strainer or run the drink through a slotted spoon to keep the ice from falling in.
  • Try squeezing an orange peel and wiping the rim of your glass with it for an extra bit of flavor.
  • Feel free to double or triple the recipe, just be sure to use a larger glass to mix your ingredients in.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg