Perfect Manhattan Cocktail

Perfect Manhattan Cocktail

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1

If a traditional Manhattan cocktail is a bit too sweet for your liking, adjust the amount of sweet vermouth to equate the amount of dry vermouth thus making what’s called a ‘Perfect Manhattan.’  


  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1 maraschino cherry


  1. Pre-chill a cocktail glass in the freezer for 5 minutes with the cherry garnish.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds full with ice and then pour in the whiskey, sweet and dry vermouths and the bitters.
  3. Stir the mixture for 35 seconds to chill and then strain into the prepared glass.

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