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This is a substantial drink. A Manhattan can be served straight up in a chilled cocktail glass or over ice in a rocks glass—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
1 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 5 min.


  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 to 3 dashes bitters, optional
  • Maraschino cherry


  • Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add the whiskey, vermouth
  • and bitters if desired; cover and shake until condensation forms on
  • outside of shaker. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a
  • cherry. Yield: 1 serving.
Editor's Note: You may substitute bourbon for the whiskey if desired. You may also strain the Manhattan into a chilled cocktail glass and serve without additional ice.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 151 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.