Bourbon Manhattan - a Classic Cocktail

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Recipe by Alan in SW Florida

This is the cocktail for all of you who aren't martini drinkers. The addition of just a little cherry juice makes for a very smooth drink.

Top Review by Clairegs

I take one cup of sweet vermouth and one cup of dry vermouth, mix them together and put in a fancy decanter on the bar. Makes a perfect Mahatten for me and is not too sweet. Will have to get some cherries from Trader Joe's next time I'm there.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 ounces Bourbon (use a good quality, such as Maker's Mark)
  • 34-1 ounce sweet vermouth, depending on taste
  • 2 -3 dashes Angostura bitters (or orange bitters, if you can find them)
  • 1 teaspoon cherry juice (from the jar of maraschino cherries)
  • 1 maraschino cherry, preferably on its stem


  1. In a mixing glass, half-filled with ice cubes, combine all the ingredients, except the cherry. Stir a couple of times.
  2. Strain into a cocktail (martini) glass. Let the cherry drop to the bottom.

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