• Units: 4
  • Served in: Cocktail glass
  • Total time: 5 minutes


  • 75 ml/ 2.5 fl. oz (3 measures) Whiskey 
  • 25 ml/ 0.85 fl. oz (1 measure) Vermouth 
  • Angostura bitters  
  • Crushed ice
  • Optional 
  • 1 Cherry

The Manhattan is New York city's signature cocktail and a whiskey lovers dream. The Manhattan is a cocktail made from whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters and it's invention is claimed as far back as 1870.

If you cannot find angostura bitters, than a more common botanical bitters are a suitable substitute.


  1. Add the crushed ice whiskey, vermouth and angostura bitters to a shaker. 
  2. With the lid on, shake just enough to mix all the flavours. 
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass. 
  4. Garnish with cherry.  
The Manhattan is one of six basic drinks listed in David A. Embury's classic The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.

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