Originally posted July 10, 2011

The perfect Manhattan cocktail

The perfect Manhattan cocktail by hulagun

Photo by hulagun

My friend Robert S. is quite a character with many enjoyable traits, one being he knows a lot about really good food and drink. He also makes a really good Manhattan. This is how he makes this classic whiskey cocktail.


  • 2 shots ( or 2 oz.) of a good Rye Bourbon whiskey
  • 1 shot (or 1 oz.) Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth
  • A dash of Angostura bitters
  • Luxardo or other good marasca-infused cherries for garnish
  • 1 orange twist for garnish


Place a cherry or two in a cocktail glass. In a chilled cocktail shaker with a little crushed ice, mix the bourbon, the vermouth, and the bitters well and strain into the cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist. Enjoy!



There are no comments. Be the first to add one.

views saves adapts comments
5,312 2 0 0