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Manhattan Cocktail Recipe: Two Ways

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: whiskey
  • Cuisine: cocktail

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Ingredients

Classic Manhattan

  • 3 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • Garnish with a Luxardo cherry

Perfect Manhattan

  • 3 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Luxardo cherry for garnish
  • Orange peel (optional)

Instructions

Classic

  1. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Stir vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cherry and serve immediately.

Perfect

  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Stir vigorously for 20 seconds and strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Twist and squeeze the orange peel over the cocktail to release the oils. Rub the rim of the glass with the peel and drop it into the cocktail. Garnish with 1 cherry and serve immediately.