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5 Manhattan Cocktail Variations You Should Absolutely Try

5 Manhattan Cocktail Variations You Should Absolutely Try!

The Manhattan drink or martini is probably one of the most popular and well known drinks. It is considered one of the basic drinks according to the classic cocktail book by David Embury .’The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks’

Here are some of the most well-known variations of the Manhattan drink that are probably just as popular as the original.

1. Classic or Traditional Manhattan

Ingredients

  • 3 shots of Rye Whisky
  • 1 shot of the Sweet Vermouth
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry for garnish

Process:

  • Put ice cubes into an old fashioned glass
  • Add three shots of the Rye Whisky into the glass
  • Add a shot and a half of the sweet vermouth into the glass
  • Add a dash of the angostura bitters
  • Stir the contents well using a stir or the long end of a cocktail spoon
  • Garnish with a maraschino cherry
  • Serve immediately

 

2. Dry Manhattan

Ingredients

  • 3 shots of Rye or Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 shot of Dry Vermouth
  • Couple of dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • Lemon peel for garnish

Process

  • Add some ice cubes into a martini shaker
  • Add three shots of the Rye Whiskey into the shaker
  • Add a shot of the Dry Vermouth
  • Shake well to mix the ingredients
  • Add couple of dashes of Angostura bitters into a chilled martini glass
  • Swirl the bitters around to evenly coat the glass
  • Strain the contents of the shaker into the glass
  • Garnish with a twisted lemon peel

 

3. Perfect Manhattan

Ingredients

  • 2 shots of Rye Whiskey
  • 1 shot of Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 shot of Dry Vermouth
  • Couple of dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • A Maraschino cherry to garnish

Process

  • Add ice cubes into a martini shaker
  • Add 2 shots of the Rye Whiskey into the shaker
  • Add a shot of the Sweet Vermouth into the shaker
  • Add a shot of the Dry Vermouth into the shaker
  • Shake the contents of the shaker to mix well
  • Add couple of dashes of the Angostura bitters into a chilled martini glass
  • Swirl the bitters around the glass to evenly coat the glass
  • Strain the contents of the shaker into the martini glass
  • Garnish the drink with a maraschino cherry

 

4. Paris Manhattan

Ingredients

  • 2 shots of Rye Whiskey
  • 1 shot of the St Germain liqueur
  • 1/2 (half) shot of Dry Vermouth
  • Couple of dashes of bitters, preferably Angostura
  • Maraschino Cherry for garnish

Process

  1. Add ice cubes into a martini shaker
  2. Add 2 shots of Rye whiskey into the shaker
  3. Add 1/2 shot of the Dry Vermouth into the shaker
  4. Add 1 shot of the St Germain liqueur into shaker
  5. Shake the ingredients well, about 4 to 6 times
  6. Add couple of dashes of bitters into a chilled martini glass
  7. Swirl the bitters around to coat the glass evenly
  8. Strain the contents of the martini shaker into the glass
  9. Garnish with maraschino cherries

 

5. Brandy Manhattan

 

Ingredients

  • 3 shots of Brandy
  • 1 shot of Sweet Vermouth
  • Couple of dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • Maraschino Cherry for garnish

Process

  1. Add ice cubes into a martini shaker
  2. Add 3 shots of Brandy into the shaker
  3. Add 1 shot of sweet vermouth into the shaker
  4. Shake the contents of the shaker well
  5. Add couple of dashes of bitters into a chilled martini glass
  6. Swirl the bitters around the glass to coat the sides of the glass
  7. Strain the contents of the shaker into the glass
  8. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry
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