Manhattan Cocktail

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


Learn how to make a classic Manhattan cocktail with this easy 3-ingredient Manhattan drink recipe.



  • 2 ½ ounces bourbon whiskey
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • ice
  • maraschino cherries (I recommend Luxardo cherries)


  1. Add bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters, and a handful of ice to a large mixing glass.  Stir well until the ingredients are combined and chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass*.  Garnish with a few maraschino cherries.


*I used 5-ounce coupe glasses in these photos.

**For a different twist (literally) on this recipe, feel free to run an orange peel around the rim of the cocktail glass before serving.  Then give the peel a twist, and serve it in the drink along with the maraschino cherries.