wtorek, 19 lipca 2011


The classiest of drinks, nothing is prettier or tastier than a classic Manhattan straight up. This article provides you with two recipes because it can be made with bourbon whiskey or rye whiskey, depending on what you have available, what you prefer, or perhaps you'd like to try both!


Rye whiskey version: This recipe serves one – double it to include your friend!
  • 50ml / 1 2⁄3 fl oz rye whiskey (ex. Catoctin Creek Organic Roundstone Rye)
  • 25ml 7⁄8 fl oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 to 2 drops of Angostura bitters
  • 1 lemon
  • Some maraschino cherries
  • Some ice
Bourbon whiskey version: This recipe is for two, since no one should drink alone!
  • Bourbon - Choose a high quality bourbon such as Maker's Mark. Alternatively, you can use American whiskey (Jack Daniels or Jim Beam) or Canadian whiskey (Wisers, Crown Royal or Canadian Club).
  • Sweet dark vermouth
  • Grenadine or maraschino cherry juice
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Angostura bitters
  • Some ice

    Rye whiskey version:

    1.Chill the glass. The cocktail should be cold but not on ice. Put some ice in the cocktail glass to cool it.
    2.Pour the rye whiskey in to the mixing glass. Add the sweet vermouth
    3.Add 1 or 2 drops of bitters to the mixing glass. (You can also add some orange peel in to the mix for a little extra zest.)
    4.Fill the mixing glass with ice.
    5.Stir the contents thoroughly, until condensation appears on the side of the mixing glass.
    6..Pour. Dump the ice out of the martini glass, put a cocktail strainer over the mixing glass, and pour.
    7.Garnish. To garnish, run a lemon twist around the lip of the glass and drop it in, then add a couple of maraschino cherries on a cocktail stick.
    The Manhattan is now ready to serve.!

    Bourbon whiskey version:

    1.Chill the glasses by placing them in the freezer or by filling them with ice.

    2.Fill the shaker with ice.

    3.Add three shots of bourbon.

    4.Add 1-1.5 shots of sweet vermouth.

    5.Add a splash of grenadine or maraschino cherry juice.

    6.Shake well.

    7.Pour the drinks into the glasses. Enjoy!

28 komentarzy:

  1. Not a big Manhattan fan although i must admit this is a timeless classic.

  2. I like burbon whisky version more

  3. The Manhattan sure looks nice, can't wait to try it out, if I don't mess it up that is!

  4. Tried the whiskey version, was very impressed!! Keep up the recipes, interesting to see what I can discover here

  5. That's my Thursday night set out for me :D
    Thanks heaps

  6. I love me an Absolut Martini with Garlic Olives!

  7. that looks darn good right about now

  8. id like to give that a try :D

  9. Good to know! I sure could use one of those right about now.

  10. Got some makers mark laying around. Think I will try this!

  11. I'm currently on a health kick so I'm trying not to drink, but this post is making it hard for me, lol!

  12. Haven't tasted but it really looks good.

  13. I've never had one before! looks so good though lol

  14. One drink that I have never got around to trying, thanks for putting this up, I'll have to go mix one up now. Got a couple days off :D

  15. Oh my god, looks so good! I'll have to try an make it, I'll probably end up screwing it up though.

  16. supposed to use cheap (bar) whiskey.
    i love this drink.

  17. I totally need to try one of them

  18. This is getting added to my "Path to Alcoholism" :D

  19. Those look so delicious... I'm thirsty now...

  20. To taste the fruit of yon celestal tree.