Manhattan Cocktail

To make a 'Perfect Manhattan' use 2 ounces rye whiskey, 1/4 ounce sweet (Italian) vermouth, 1/4 ounce dry (French) vermouth, and 2 dashes Angostura bitters.

  • Prep time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 2 ounces rye whiskey (or bourbon)
  • 1/2 ounce sweet (Italian) vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange peel or cocktail cherry for garnish, optional


1 Combine all ingredients and stir: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir for 30 seconds, and then let sit for 30 seconds before straining into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel or cocktail cherry.