Bracing and complex

bourbon

A strong sipping drink, when well made the Manhattan is both complex and bold yet ultimately relaxing. Great at the end of a hard working day or served as a nightcap

How To Make It

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Manhattan

Ingredients

  • 50ml bourbon
  • 10ml dry vermouth
  • 10ml sweet vermouth
  • 3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • cubed ice

Equipment

  • chilled Martini glass
  • mixing glass
  • hawthorn strainer
  • bar spoon
  • jigger

Method

  1. Pour the whisky, vermouth and bitters into the chilled stirring glass.
  2. Fill the stirring glass half way with ice.
  3. Stir the liquid for at least 3 minutes. This doesn’t have to be constant stirring but the liquid needs enough time with the ice to reduce the temperature.
  4. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a maraschino cherry

Did you know?

When you see the term ‘sweet’, ‘dry’ or ‘perfect’ with Manhattans it simply refers to the style of vermouth. Sweet uses sweet vermouth; perfect is an equal split between dry and sweet while dry calls for dry vermouth.

Make this Cocktail

Ingredients

The following are available from The Whisky Exchange:

  • Wild Turkey 101

    70cl / 50.5%

    £32.75

  • Noilly Prat Original Dry

    75cl / 18%

    £13.25

  • Cocchi Vermouth di Torino

    75cl / 16%

    £22.95

  • Angostura Bitters

    20cl / 44.7%

    £11.25

  • Luxardo Maraschino Cherries / 400g

    £9.25

£89.45

Ingredients & Equipment

All of the ingredients, plus this equipment:

  • Select Martini Glass / Rona / 24cl (8.5oz)

    £11.45

  • Cocktail Elephant Cerro Torre / Large Mixing Glass

    £44.95

  • 4 Prong Hawthorne Strainer

    £3.75

  • Bonzer Bar Spoon 10"

    £6.95

  • Japanese-Style Jigger 20, 25, 40 & 50ml

    £9.75

£166.30

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Drinks

  • Wild Turkey 101

    70cl / 50.5%

    America's biggest-selling premium bourbon, the much-loved Wild Turkey 101 is a richly-flavoured concoction with a mellowness that belies its high strength.

    £32.75

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  • Noilly Prat Original Dry

    75cl / 18%

    A superior French dry vermouth. The white wine base is allowed to age in the open air during a year of oak maturation before flavouring and fortification. The blend is then aged for a further year before release.

    £13.25

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  • Cocchi Vermouth di Torino

    75cl / 16%

    Made to a family recipe created more than 100 years ago, Cocchi's rich, intense, well-rounded flavour sets it apart from the competition. With enticing notes of red fruits and orange, this is a versatile vermouth that is delicious served on its own with ice, but also makes a great base for a range of cocktails, including a Manhattan, Martinez or Negroni.

    £22.95

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Equipment

  • Cocktail Elephant Cerro Torre / Large Mixing Glass

    A large-sized mixing glass from multi-award-winning German glass producer Eisch. This is the version with vertical spikes.

    £44.95

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  • 4 Prong Hawthorne Strainer

    For use with the Boston shaker.

    £3.75

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  • Bonzer Bar Spoon 10"

    A solid Bonzer spoon with disc on the end and a spiral shaft - perfect for layering cocktails.

    £6.95

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  • Japanese-Style Jigger 20, 25, 40 & 50ml

    A Japanese-style jigger, perfect for measuring out shots when adding to cocktails, with 20 and 25ml measures in one side, and 40 and 50ml on the other.

    £9.75

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Garnishes

  • Luxardo Maraschino Cherries / 400g

    A jar of Luxardo's excellent maraschino cherries. These aren't the bright red cocktail cherries you usually see, made by removing all the cherries natural flavour and replacing it with syrup. These are marasca cherries steeped in a maraschino flavoured syrup, creating little cherry flavour bombs that will ruin you for other cocktail garnishes.

    £9.25

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Glasses

  • Select Martini Glass / Rona / 24cl (8.5oz)

    An elegant glass that's perfect to present a Martini in.

    £11.45

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