One of the great classic cocktails, this one's made the old fashioned way -- with rye whiskey.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Pour in the whiskey, vermouth and bitters. Shake until frosty, about 15 seconds then strain into a Manhattan glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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Nutrition Facts

207.2 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 7.7g 3% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 3.5mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2011
THE best cocktail in my opinion. Make your own Brandied Cherries instead of the nasty neon red store bought cherries. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2011
THE best cocktail in my opinion. Make your own Brandied Cherries instead of the nasty neon red store bought cherries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2010
I like this cocktail made with dry vermouth and an olive. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2011
Finest easiest most interesting cocktail around - rye whisky gives it a distinctive edge and don't forget those bitters! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2010
Rye Manhattan is mine and my husband's fav drink....25 years now. We don't use the bitters though. C-Bisket...gonna make your grandmas cherry dessert soon! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2015
I'd have given a 5 but whiskey is never shaken and a Manhattan is not supposed to be frothy. Ask any old time bartender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
Very nice. We prefer a little less vermouth but that's easy to adjust. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2014
I'm new to the world of Manhattans so take my comments in that context. That being said I have two things to say... "Yum!" and "Be careful...":-) I see this as a terrific starting point. I made a couple (for my wife and I) as c-biskit described and we were both VERY happy with the result! A very delicious drink that is a wee bit too drinkable if you know what I mean...:-) I made #2 with dry vermouth - it wasn't to my personal taste but my wife liked it. I'll try #3 (when it is safe to do so...) as a "perfect" Manhattan (half sweet half dry vermouth). After that perhaps I'll try different types of bitters... Let the adventure begin!:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2014
Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2015
Try the black and gold version using chocolate bitters. It's awesome. You're welcome! Read More
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