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How to make a classic manhattan cocktail and a "perfect" manhattan. The "perfect" style will blend in sweet and dry vermouth and the classic only uses sweet vermouth. Take your choice of a favorite whiskey: bourbon, rye, Canadian or Irish. Stir, strain and serve up or on the rocks. | ethnicspoon.com | ethnicspoon.com
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Traditional Manhattan

The traditional Manhattan uses whiskey and  sweet vermouth.  

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 1
Calories 177 kcal


  • 2 oz rye whiskey or Bourbon
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 Maraschino cherry for garnish


  1. Place all ingredients in a shaker.
  2. Stir and strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Nutrition Facts
Traditional Manhattan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.