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Don’t Mess with a Classic: Our Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

The Manhattan cocktail is one of the most classic and iconic drinks. And for a good reason – it’s simple, straightforward, and easy to drink.

The best Manhattans are made with high-quality whiskey, sweet vermouth, and a few dashes of bitters. But what makes this drink unique is how the flavors come together.

The whiskey provides a strong base, while the vermouth and bitters add just the right amount of sweetness and complexity. Combined, these ingredients create a smooth and well-rounded beverage that is perfect for any occasion.

Whether you’re enjoying a night out on the town or simply relaxing at home, a Manhattan is always a great choice and a heartier option than its vodka cosmopolitan counterpart.

The origins of the Manhattan cocktail are a bit of a mystery. A popular belief is that Dr. Iain Marshall invented it in the early 1800s for a party honoring Lady Randolph Churchill. However, these days most people in the industry believe that to be a myth since Lady Randolph Churchill was pregnant with Winston Churchill at the time.

Regardless of where the famous whiskey cocktail came from, one thing is for sure: it’s not going anywhere. The Manhattan has stood the test of time, and its popularity shows no signs of waning. Whether served at a swanky bar or made at home, this classic cocktail is always a hit. Thanks to its simple ingredients and well-balanced flavor, it’s easy to see why the Manhattan remains one of the most popular cocktails around.

You will need:

2 oz Whiskey we enjoyed using Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

1 oz sweet vermouth

2 dashes of bitters

1 cherry for garnishing


Pour 2 oz of whiskey over ice and add 1 oz of sweet vermouth. Next, add the two dashes of bitters and drop in a cherry to garnish and enjoy.

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