Manhattan Cocktail


An easy recipe for a Manhattan — a classic cocktail that is believed to date back to the late 1800s. It's made with a bracing mixture of bourbon or rye whiskey mixed with sweet vermouth and a dash of aromatic bitters.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 fluid ounces rye whiskey

  • ½ fluid ounce sweet vermouth

  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

  • 1 cup ice cubes

  • 1 maraschino cherry


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make a Manhattan cocktail.

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  2. Combine whiskey, vermouth, and bitters in a cocktail mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled.

    All ingredients added to shaker with ice.

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  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

    Cocktail strained into glass and garnished with two maraschino cherries.

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  4. Enjoy!

    Close up on two coupe glasses of Manhattan cocktails garnished with cherries



You may substitute bourbon whiskey for rye whiskey in your Manhattan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
4g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 23mg 0%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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