The Perfect Manhattan

Having a party this weekend? Or maybe it’s just been a long week?

Either way, you deserve a drink. A perfectly crafted manhattan to be exact. Lucky for you, we’re sharing this recipe from Epicurious, so you can get sipping right at home.

The Perfect Manhattan


  • 2 ounces rye and bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura or orange bitters
  • Maraschino cherry or small piece lemon peel for garnish


  1. In mixing glass or cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine whiskey, vermouth, and bitters.
  2. Stir well, about 20 seconds, then strain into cocktail glass.
  3. Add cherry or twist lemon peel directly over drink to release essential oils, and serve.

All that’s left to do now is sit back and enjoy your perfectly crafted drink.



  • Tess
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