A Manhattan is a cocktail made with bourbon, sweet vermouth and bitters. A staple in every bartender's recipe book, this cocktail has several different variations. Follow these simple steps to learn how to make a traditional Manhattan drink.
Step 1: What You Need
- Bourbon (For this recipe Four Roses is used)
- Sweet Vermouth
- Cocktail bitters (For this recipe Angostura bitters)
- Cocktail shaker
- Drink strainer
- Bar spoon
- Bourbon Glass
Step 2: Add Vermouth
Use jigger to measure out 3/4 oz. of sweet vermouth. Pour sweet vermouth into cocktail shaker.
Step 3: Add Bourbon
Use jigger to measure out 2 oz. of bourbon. Pour bourbon into cocktail shaker.
Step 4: Add Cocktail Bitters
Pour three dashes of cocktail bitters directly into cocktail shaker.
Step 5: Add Ice
Drop 3-4 cubes of ice into cocktail shaker.
Step 6: Stir Ingredients
Still all ingredients in cocktail shaker together with bar spoon. Do not shake!
Step 7: Strain Mixture
Use drink strainer to strain all ingredients in cocktail shaker into a bourbon glass.
Step 8: Add Cherry
Add cherry to finished drink.
Step 9: Enjoy!
You have now successfully made a Manhattan cocktail. Enjoy responsibly!