The Original Manhattan

The Original Manhattan

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

A real Manhattan cocktail is made with a blend of straight rye whiskey, vermouth and bitters. Now that rye whiskey is making a comeback from its Prohibition absence, try this quintessential blend and enjoy an original. 


  • 2 ounces straight rye
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Dash of angostura bitters
  • 1 maraschino cherry


  1. Place a martini glass in the freezer for 5 minutes to chill.
  2. Pour the rye and vermouth into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 25 seconds.
  3. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass, garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve immediately.

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