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Manhattan Recipe

Manhattan Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min. YIELD:1 servings


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


  • 1. 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.

Recipe Note

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: 151 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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