The Manhattan cocktail is a time tested, age old classic that is still extremely popular to this day, created in the early 1870s this drink is one that every bartender should have in their repertoire.
Here’s What You’re Going To Need
You’re going to need some equipment:
- Mixing glass
- Stir spoon
- Chilled Coupe glass
You’re going to need some ingredients:
Manhattan Drink Recipe
- Chilled coupe glass
- Stirring spoon or stick
- Mixing Glass
- 2 oz Rye Whisky
- 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
- Add all three Ingredients into a chilled mixing glass over ice
- Mix well for about 25 seconds
- Strain into a chilled coupe glass
- Garnish with a cherry and enjoy
History Of The Manhattan Cocktail
This particular cocktail originated in New York City at the Manhattan club in the early 1870’s. It was invented there by a man by the name of DR. lain Marshall. The drink was created at a large presidential candidate banquet. The success of the drink is what created the success of the Manhattan cocktail making it known to many, after being named after the place in which it was born. An interesting fact about the Manhattan is that it was the first cocktail to use Vermouth as a blend.
Recipe Notes & F.A.Q’s
“I don’t have any Rye; can I use other types of liquor?”Yes, this drink tastes great with almost any kind of whisky, try a few to find out your favourite!
“Where can I find a coupe glass?”You can find a coupe glass here.
“Where can I find Angostura Bitters?“You can find them at your local liquor store or find them online here.
Recipe Size Conversion
Do you want to make this cocktail for a party or event? We have you covered. This calculator will tell you how many millilitres you need for every ingredient. All you need to do is type the number of drinks that you would like to make in total.
Some Other Ways This Drink Is Made
The main key difference with this recipe is the use of bourbon instead of rye.