Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

The Manhattan cocktail recipe features a mixture of whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters, stirred with ice and strained into a chilled glass. The sweet vermouth adds a rich, smooth sweetness that complements the bold, smoky notes of the whiskey, while the bitters add a complex and aromatic flavor.

There are many different variations of the manhattan cocktail. They are made by replacing one of the ingredients with another such as types of whisky or brandy. It is said to have originated in Manhattan, New York where it got its name.

Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Manhattan Cocktail Ingredients


  • Cocktail Glass
  • Mixing Glass

Making the Manhattan Cocktail

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Notes & Tips

You may prefer to shake your Manhattans rather than stirring. If shaken, your Manhatten will be more cloudy and topped with an algae-like foam. It will also feel thinner on the tongue.

The cocktail is served in a cocktail glass and often garnished with a maraschino cherry or twist of orange for added visual appeal.

Manhattan cocktail is perfect for sipping on a cozy night in or enjoying with friends at a bar. Its classic flavors and sophisticated presentation make it a timeless favorite among cocktail enthusiasts.

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Image Source(s)
  • Photo by star5112 (JOH_3015).
  • Cocktail by Satisfactory.
  • Mixing Glass by Chaowalit Koetchuea.