BLAC Happy Hour Classics: The Manhattan Cocktail

You can choose between rye whiskey and bourbon, though some drinkers still prefer a smooth whiskey. There is no doubt, however, that this is one of the essential whiskey cocktails that everyone should know.

One of the finest and oldest cocktails, the Manhattan is truly a classic cocktail. It is a simple drink recipe of just a few ingredients: whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. You can choose between rye whiskey and bourbon, though some drinkers still prefer a smooth whiskey. There is no doubt, however, that this is one of the essential whiskey cocktails that everyone should know.

The Manhattan is whiskey-forward, with the vermouth adding smooth, spiced sweetness and the bitters adding a little punch. As with the gin martini, there are many ways that you can adapt this classic recipe to your personal taste. It has also inspired countless variations, but before you give those a taste, it’s best to start off with the original.

Add a Black-Owned Rye Whiskey

It also launched a thousand riffs, and today the Negroni can be found in myriad iterations at restaurants and cocktail bars around the world. We added the Black-owned Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey to this cocktail to add a bit of soul.

Manhattan Cocktail

The Manhattan cocktail is an OG and brings an essence of glamour.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 person

Equipment

  • 1 Cocktail Shaker
  • 1 Cocktail Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ounce Whiskey
  • 1 ounce Bitters
  • 1 ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 Real Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 large Ice Cube
  • 1 Orange Peel

Instructions
 

  • Place ice in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add the whiskey, vermouth and bitters.
  • Rub the orange peel around the rim of the cocktail glass.
  • Strain the drink into the glass.
  • Add 1 to 2 Real Maraschino Cherries and enjoy!
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