Manhattan Drink Recipe

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Manhattan drink recipe
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How to Make It

Shake whiskey, vermouth and bitters with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with a maraschino cherry and serve.

Nutrition Information

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Serving size: 1 drink

Calories 156 (654 kJ)
from alcohol 115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0 g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Total Carbs. 3 g 1%
Fiber 0 g 0%
Sugars 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg 0%
Sodium 2.0 mg 0%
Potassium 19.1 mg 0%
Protein 0.1 g
Vitamin A 0 IU 0%
Vitamin C 0 mg 0%
Calcium 2 mg 0%
Iron 0 mg 0%
Vitamin D 0 IU 0%
Folate 0 µg 0%
  • : Nutritional information disclaimer
  • *: Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your diet needs.
  • ‡: Does not include Bitters, Angostura, Cherries/Maraschinos

Comments on Manhattan

  • Kyle
    Apr 14th, 2012
    I try for a 'Perfect Manhattan' using rye whisky, sweet and dry vermouth, bitters and lemon juice. 2.5-3:1 whisky:each vermouth, 3 drops lemon juice, 3 shakes of bitters. If I can't use rye exclusively, I use any bourbon (Buffalo Trace is in the current glass) and add a couple splashes of bitters. I prefer my drink 'spicy', and rye/ bitters does this well. No cherry.
  • Riff
    Jun 3rd, 2011
    Manhattan should NEVER be shaken.
  • Rifraf
    Mar 7th, 2011
    For a good twist on this classic I use a splash of a light orange liquer like Citronage instead of cherries. I call it an Old Palm Beach, after the ritzy part of Fl instead of New York.
  • Jan 2nd, 2011
    For years I've been doing this one with Gentleman Jack and sweet Vermouth. I generally do a 2 to 1 ratio. Two GJ to one SV. Two shots to one, two bottles to one, whatever fits the occasion (sneer...), and when I 'splash' some bitters, it now becomes a "Perfect Gentleman". Love it!
  • Digger
    Aug 29th, 2009
    This recipe seems to work best with Seagram's V.O. It has the smoothness of Canadian whisky with just the right amount of bourbon in it. A manhattan needs some bourbon. Straight bourbon seems to give the drink a harsher edge to it. Easy on the cherry and orange or the drink can get too sweet, overpowering the balance of the whisky and vermouth. I remember a Manhattan party where I was mixing the drinks using Pyrex measuring cups. Shot glasses were too small and inefficient!

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