How To Make A Classic Manhattan

Classic Manhattan cocktail recipe with bourbon soaked cherries via @mystylevita [My Style Vita] Classic Manhattan cocktail recipe with bourbon soaked cherries via @mystylevita [My Style Vita] Classic Manhattan cocktail recipe with bourbon soaked cherries via @mystylevita [My Style Vita] Classic Manhattan cocktail recipe with bourbon soaked cherries via @mystylevita [My Style Vita] Classic Manhattan cocktail recipe with bourbon soaked cherries via @mystylevita [My Style Vita] Classic Manhattan cocktail recipe with bourbon soaked cherries via @mystylevita [My Style Vita] - 10 Classic Manhattan cocktail recipe with bourbon soaked cherries via @mystylevita [My Style Vita] Classic Manhattan cocktail recipe with bourbon soaked cherries via @mystylevita [My Style Vita] Classic Manhattan cocktail recipe with bourbon soaked cherries via @mystylevita [My Style Vita] Classic Manhattan cocktail recipe with bourbon soaked cherries via @mystylevita [My Style Vita] I feel like every cocktail I’ve created here on the blog has been around my own personal favorite flavors. Tequila, champagne, mojitos and so on. After working at a bar for many many years during college and even afterwards (hey the money is great, it’s hard to say no) I learned that the Manhattan is one seriously popular cocktail. I thought I’d create an elevated version and swapping out those gross maraschino cherries with bourbon soaked ones. They’re like candy and add the perfect finishing touch to what’s truly a very basic and simple three ingredient cocktail. Plus serving it over an ice sphere helps too. I actually made the spheres with water balloons. Fill them up and freeze, done. Greatest trick ever. No need for fancy molds here.

I believe everyone should know how to make a good cocktail and this Manhattan is one you should add to the short list. It’s easy, a crowd pleaser and your friends will be impressed that you can whip this up. Keep bitters and sweet vermouth on hand as bar cart essentials and always keep a great whiskey on stand by.

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photos by Lady Flashback

Classic Manhattan Cocktail
Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • 3 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 1 oz Dolin Vermouth Rouge sweet red vermouth
  • 2 oz Makers Mark or your favorite whiskey
  • Garnish with 3 bourbon soaked cherries skewered
Instructions
  1. Add bitters, vermouth and whiskey to a glass with ice. Stir and garnish with bourbon soaked cherries.

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22 Comments

  1. Ashley wrote:

    This is Brian’s favorite drink and such a classic cocktail! How good do those cherries sound??

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      I actually HATE this drink but it is so pretty and the cherries are delish.

      Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  2. How come you never made me these fancy cocktails? This looks delish!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    https://poorlittleitgirl.com

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      You’re lucky you got fed.

      Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  3. My husband makes these a lot and quality cherries are a must! We have those round ice cubes, too, which are so fun!

    Jamie
    https://www.treatsandtrendsblog.com

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Quality cherries and good ice cubes make all the difference.

      Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  4. Your cocktails keep getting better and better! Love this take on a classic.

    Xx Taylor
    https://lightscameracatwalk.com

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Thank you!

      Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  5. These look so good, especially with those GIANT ice cubes! Haha. I love the photo with you holding the drink. I’m going to have to try these!

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      They make such a difference!

      Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  6. This looks so fancy but is really simple! Thanks for sharing!

    <3, Holly
    http://www.palmettocouture.com

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      They really are super simple but definitely impressive.

      Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  7. Lauren wrote:

    I’m with Cathy…please call me over for the nest round of cocktail testing. k thanks!

    xx,
    Lauren
    FashionablyLo

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Will do!

      Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  8. Kim Henrichs wrote:

    Definitely making this!!

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Please do and let me know how it is!

      Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  9. Ally wrote:

    Those bourbon soaked cherries look divine!

    Xo Ally

    http://www.allysoninwonderland.com

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      They are SO good. They’re super sticky though I was covered in them.

      Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  10. Very cool. My bartending skills are limited to vodka sodas and margaritas so I’m loving this post. Will certainly come in handy since we’re hosting Christmas Eve this year!

    Taffeta & Tulips

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  11. Dara wrote:

    This looks great! Loving your photos! Will have to try tonight XO

    Dara
    http://www.peoniesandhoneybees.com

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  12. coco wrote:

    ummmm so, cocktail night at jessica’s is happening soon right? these look YUM!!
    xo, coco | millennielle.com

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  13. ~ carmen ~ wrote:

    That’s so cool that you bartended. I bet you make a mean drink. I’ve never tried a Manhattan before. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply

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