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Manhattan Drink Recipe

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Mixing Instructions

Shake whiskey, vermouth and bitters with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with a maraschino cherry and serve.

Comments on Manhattan:

By Riff on June 3rd, 2011 at 09:37:41

Manhattan should NEVER be shaken.

By Rifraf on March 7th, 2011 at 15:44:32

For a good twist on this classic I use a splash of a light orange liquer like Citronage instead of cherries. I call it an Old Palm Beach, after the ritzy part of Fl instead of New York.

By Mr. Tommy on January 2nd, 2011 at 07:07:34

For years I've been doing this one with Gentleman Jack and sweet Vermouth. I generally do a 2 to 1 ratio. Two GJ to one SV. Two shots to one, two bottles to one, whatever fits the occasion (sneer...), and when I 'splash' some bitters, it now becomes a "Perfect Gentleman". Love it!

By Digger on August 29th, 2009 at 08:39:37

This recipe seems to work best with Seagram's V.O. It has the smoothness of Canadian whisky with just the right amount of bourbon in it. A manhattan needs some bourbon. Straight bourbon seems to give the drink a harsher edge to it. Easy on the cherry and orange or the drink can get too sweet, overpowering the balance of the whisky and vermouth.

I remember a Manhattan party where I was mixing the drinks using Pyrex measuring cups. Shot glasses were too small and inefficient!

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Nutrition Information

Serving size: this recipe

Calories 156 (654 kJ)
from alcohol 115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbs. 3g 1%
Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2g
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 2.0mg 0%
Potassium 19.1mg 0%
Protein 0.1g
Vitamin A 0 IU 0%
Vitamin C 0 mg 0%
Calcium 2 mg 0%
Iron 0 mg 0%
Vitamin D 0 IU 0%
Folate 0 µ 0%
: Nutritional information disclaimer

*: Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your diet needs.

‡: Does not include Bitters, Angostura, Cherries/Maraschinos

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