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Manhattan Cocktail Drink Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Get the perfect Manhattan Cocktail Drink Recipe, this whisky and vermouth based, sweet drink is great for sipping.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 166 kcal
  • 2 oz Canadian Club whisky or your whisky of choice
  • 1/2 oz vermouth (add another .5 ounce to sweeten the drink if desired)
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • ice
  1. In a Boston shaker, place 3-4 ice cubes.

  2. Add 2 oz Canadian Club whisky to the shaker.

  3. Add 1/2 or 1 ounce of sweet  vermouth to the shaker.

  4. Add 1-3 dashes  of bitters to the mixture then place the shaker lid on top.

  5.  Quickly shake the mixture ( make sure that lid is tightly closed!) until the shaker is extremely cold to the touch on the outside.

  6. Pour through the ice strainer top of the Boston shaker into a glass, traditionally a coupe but we use our small vintage pheasant glassware.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Karlynn prefers a ratio of 2:1, with another 1/2 ounce of sweet Vermouth to dilute the pure rye whisky a bit more.

Nutrition Facts
Manhattan Cocktail Drink Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 person)
Calories 166
% Daily Value*
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.