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Shaggy's Manhattan

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"Use good quality bourbon and sweet vermouth."
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Ingredients

1 m servings
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the sweet vermouth and whiskey and splash on 2 dashes of bitters. Shake while counting to 30. Pour into 2 cocktail glasses, garnish each with a cherry and serve immediately

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Most helpful positive review

WOW! My husband and I loved this...perfect ratio. We didn't change a thing, just chilled the glasses really well. Don't skip the bitters or the cherries, it adds to the great flavour.

Most helpful critical review

The classic Manhattan should be made with bitters.

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WOW! My husband and I loved this...perfect ratio. We didn't change a thing, just chilled the glasses really well. Don't skip the bitters or the cherries, it adds to the great flavour.

That Shaggy sure knows his drinks! This cocktail is a little sweet from the vermouth, but it packs a punch with all that liquor! The cherry makes a nice presentation, but I usually leave it out.

Shaggy makes good drinks. This is a very good Manhattan.

The classic Manhattan should be made with bitters.

You are right about using high-quality ingredients - Maker's Mark for bourbon and Martini vermouth (dry for me). I pour the ingredients right in the glass, which I have had chilling in the freez...

I use bitters also, a classic manhattan made in bars. What I like is Jim Beam instead of regular bourbon, with a little cherry juice. I have also found if you like cherries with your bourbon, tr...

This is the same recipe we use, though I sometimes add about 1/2 tbsp of juice from the jar of cherries.

it tastes even better with Irish whiskey

When made with Red Stag by Jim Beam...PERFECT!