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manhattan cocktail (brownish orange liquid) in a coup cocktail glass and garnished with 3 dark maraschino cherries on a gold pick

Manhattan Cocktail

  • Author: Brita
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x


See how to make a CLASSIC Manhattan Cocktail!


  • Ice for stirring
  • 2 ounces of bourbon (or other whiskey)
  • 1 ounce of sweet vermouth
  • 3 dashes of bitters (I like the classic Angostura bitters)
  • Optional dash of orange bitters
  • Maraschino cherries for serving


  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker or mixer filled with ice and stir until combined and chilled.
  2. Strain into a glass and garnish with cherries. ENJOY.
  • Category: cocktails
  • Method: mixing
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: classic cocktail, manhattan drink, manhattan cocktail