The Manhattan is a potent combination of whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters, that originated in New York in the 1880s.

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First served in New York's Manhattan Club sometime during the 1880s, the original recipe for a Manhattan was a somewhat mellower version made with equal parts rye whiskey and sweet vermouth.

Since that time, the recipe has evolved into the more potent concoction listed here. Rye whiskey is still the standard, but you can use your favorite brand as well.

Manhattan Cocktail

Manhattan Cocktail

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The Manhattan cocktail is an iconic American creation made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters.

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 ounces rye whiskey (or other)
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Maraschino cherry or lemon twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to an ice-filled mixing glass.
  2. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a cherry.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 183mg Carbohydrates: 5g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g
Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.