ThisClassic Manhattan Cocktailcomes together in minutes and with just THREE simple ingredients. The cherries are optional but highly recommended!

manhattan cocktail (brownish orange liquid) in a coup cocktail glass and garnished with 3 dark maraschino cherries on a gold pick

I’ve posted a lot of fun cocktails over the years but I’m hoping to really focus on some of the classics in the coming week. They’re people’s favorites for a reason and if you haven’t tried many of these, ya need to!

Today, we’re making the quick and simple Manhattan Drink.

up close shot of manhattan cocktail (brownish orange liquid) in a coup cocktail glass and garnished with 3 dark maraschino cherries on a gold pick

We’re going to keep things quick today and dive RIGHT into this cocktail.

I’ll also be making the recipe this week onInsta storiesso follow along! I have lots of cocktails in my highlights so go check those out too!

cocktail ingredients laid out for a manhattan drink: bourbon, sweet vermouth, 2 different kinds of bitters, and maraschino cherries

曼哈顿鸡尾酒Ingredients:

  • Bourbon– I’m a huge sucker for the simple and easy to find Bulleit Bourbon but really whatever you have will work. I’m also a big advocate for trying out the local liquor options in your area. Here in Oregon, there are some truly delicious Whiskey options!
    Other whiskey’s will also work so use what you have.
  • Sweet Vermouth– this is a key ingredient so don’t skip it! You want to make sure that you’re using SWEET vermouth as other types can be a bit bitter and will greatly change the taste of this cocktail.
  • 苦药类,浓生啤酒– there are several options when it comes to the bitters. I love my Manhattan with both aromatic plain bitters (this is what you’ll most commonly see in stores) as well as orange bitters if you can find it. HOWEVER, just one or the other will work too!
  • Cherries– these are a totally optional garnish but part of what make up the classic cocktail. I have a friend who often splashes a little bit of the cherry juice into her drink as well which is delicious (especially if you like sweeter cocktails). I’m a big fan ofLuxardoandBada Bingbrand maraschino cherries but any ole cherries will do :)
manhattan cocktail (brownish orange liquid) in a coup cocktail glass and garnished with 3 dark maraschino cherries on a gold pick

How to make a Manhattan Drink

这种鸡尾酒非常easy and I love it for that. Simply add all of the ingredients to a shaker or mixer with a little bit of ice and stir/ shake until chilled (about 30 seconds of active shaking). Pour into acoup glassand ENJOY!

AND that’s it. Super easy and so so good!! As usual, PLEASE let me know if you make this cocktail and how you like it! You can come back here and leave a comment or tag me oninstagram(@foodwithfeeling).

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manhattan cocktail (brownish orange liquid) in a coup cocktail glass and garnished with 3 dark maraschino cherries on a gold pick

曼哈顿鸡尾酒


  • Author:Brita
  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Yield:1cocktail1x

Description

See how to make a CLASSIC Manhattan Cocktail!


Ingredients

Scale
  • Ice for stirring
  • 2 ouncesof bourbon (or other whiskey)
  • 1 ounceof sweet vermouth
  • 3dashes of bitters (I like the classic Angostura bitters)
  • Optional dash of orange bitters
  • Maraschino cherries for serving

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker or mixer filled with ice and stir until combined and chilled.
  2. Strain into a glass and garnish with cherries. ENJOY.
  • Category:cocktails
  • Method:mixing
  • Cuisine:american

Keywords:classic cocktail, manhattan drink, manhattan cocktail