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Sizzling Manhattan Recipe for Urban Elegance


The Manhattan Recipe is a cocktail that exudes an air of timeless glamour and sophistication, harkening back to the golden age of mixology. Its origins can be traced to the late 19th century, where it first emerged in the bustling borough of Manhattan, New York City. The drink quickly gained popularity and became a symbol of urban elegance, capturing the spirit of a vibrant era.

  • 1 serving
  • 10min
  • Revered cocktail
  • Enthusiasts for generations
Manhattan Recipe


  • 2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Maraschino cherry (for garnish)
  • Orange peel (for garnish)
ingredients for Manhattan Recipe


  • Fill a mixing glass or cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Pour in the bourbon whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Angostura bitters.
pouring whiskey for Manhattan Recipe
  • Stir gently for about 30 seconds to chill the mixture.
  • Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass or over a large ice cube in a rocks glass.
  • Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a twist of orange peel.
  • Serve and enjoy!
final result for Manhattan Recipe

Remember, the Manhattan is traditionally served straight up in a martini glass, but some people prefer it on the rocks. Feel free to adjust the recipe to suit your personal taste. Cheers!