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Two Manhattan cocktails in coupe glasses with a jar of Amarena cherries in the background.

Manhattan Cocktail

Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Lactose
Keyword: manhattan cocktail recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 174kcal
The recipe for a Manhattan cocktail is very simple: just whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Angostura bitters. You can easily make this classic cocktail at home.
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  • 2 ounces whiskey rye or bourbon
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters



  • Garnish with a high-quality cocktail cherry, my favorite are Fabbri Amarena cherries, but Luxardo cherries are very commonly used. Please don't use cheap American maraschino cherries that you find on the baking aisle, they are full of chemicals which will taint the taste of your drink.
  • Remember that vermouth is a fortified wine, and needs to be stored in the refrigerator. 
  • Be sure to check out the post above for answers to FAQs. 
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Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg