Manhattan Cocktail with The Liquor Cabinet

Back in the 1800s New York City was only one island. It was Manhattan and it’s eponymous cocktail was the boss of all drinks in the concrete jungle. A nice, strong mix of whiskey, vermouth, and bitters gave that perfect warm bite. Unlike most cocktails, the Manhattan has yet to see the end of its heyday as it remains by and large, one of the most popular cocktails since it’s founding. The amber liquor mix is, at heart, a timeless classic. Here’s how to make it.

Serves 1

    2.25 oz. Rittenhouse Bonded Rye Whiskey

    1 oz. Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth

    4 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters

    Brandied cherry

Bar Tools


    Mixing glass

    Julep strainer

    Stirring spoon

    Coupe glass

    Ice, for mixing

Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice.

Stir 25-35 times.

Pour cocktail using a Julep strainer into a Coupe glass.

Garnish with a brandied cherry.

Manhattan Cocktail with The Liquor Cabinet

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