Classic Bourbon Manhattan Cocktail RecipeThe full recipe post can be found on Inspired Taste here: https://www.inspiredtaste.net/12114/bourbon-manhattan-cocktail-recipe/
Classic Bourbon Manhattan Cocktail Recipe
You only need three main ingredients to make this classic bourbon Manhattan at home. You’ll need bourbon, sweet vermouth and angostura bitters. Then, if you want, finish it off with orange peel and a maraschino cherry for garnish.
Makes 1 drink
You Will Need
2 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey
1 ounce sweet vermouth
2 to 3 dashes aromatic bitters (we use Angostura)
Maraschino cherry, for garnish
Orange peel, for garnish
Fill a martini glass to the brim with ice so it chills while you make the Manhattan.
Add whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters to a shaker or glass with a few ice cubes, and then stir or gently shake. Do not over do it, you do not want the ice to water down the drink. Discard ice from martini glass then strain Manhattan into the chilled glass and garnish with cherry and orange peel.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- Find Angostura bitters at your local liqueur store or sometimes you can find it in the mixers section of the grocery store.
- While we used bourbon in this version, it is also popular to use rye whiskey.
- We like our Manhattan on the sweeter side, but if you prefer things on the dryer side, use 50/50 sweet vermouth to dry vermouth.
- Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.
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NUTRITION PER SERVING: Serving Size 1 cocktail / Calories 239 / Protein 0 g / Carbohydrate 6 g / Dietary Fiber 0 g / Total Sugars 5 g / Total Fat 0 g / Saturated Fat 0 g / Cholesterol 0 mg / Sodium 5 mg