Manhattan cocktail

Manhattan cocktail
  • Serves icon Serves 1
  • Time icon Hands on time less than 5 mins

This classic winter cocktail is based on the comforting sweet ’n’ spicy flavours of American rye whiskey.


  • 40ml American rye whiskey
  • 20ml sweet vermouth
  • 2 large dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • A maraschino cherry, to decorate, optional


  1. Stir the whiskey and sweet vermouth together over ice in a jug. Add the Angostura bitters.
  2. Strain into a martini glass. A fun, kitsch decoration here is a maraschino cherry.

This cocktail goes well with mini Yorkshire puds with smoked venison.


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