Great for whiskey lovers

Classic Manhattan Cocktail

The Manhattan is classic, sophisticated cocktail typically made with rye whiskey.  This strong, serious, Mad Men-esque cocktail is not for the faint of heart; make it sweeter by using bourbon.

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what you'll need

a cocktail shaker

Prep Time: 5 Min

bourbon or rye whiskey sweet Italian vermouth Angostura bitters ice cherry, for garnish orange peel, for garnish

makes: 1 drink


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Cool off.


Add ice to a cocktail shaker to cool your drink.

Add ingredients.


Measure and pour bourbon, vermouth and bitters to your shaker.

Mix it up!


Shake vigorously — I prefer to shake until the ice is bruised.

Strain it out.


Strain your drink from the shaker into your preferred cocktail glass.

Dress it up.


Garnish your drink using a cherry and orange twist. Enjoy!