A classic Manhattan cocktail recipe.


The classic Manhattan cocktail recipe calls for two parts whiskey, one part sweet vermouth and two dashes of bitters. It's a simple formula that is pretty hard to screw up. When its done right it is amazing. There is a reason this has been one of the world's great cocktails for well over a century.

Course Cocktails
Keyword classic cocktails
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Author Jay Jordan


  • 2 oz American Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • cocktail cherry to garnish


  1. Combine rye, vermouth and bitters in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir well.

  2. Strain cocktail into a chilled martini glass.

  3. Garnish with a cocktail cherry.