How To Make The Ultimate Manhattan

The glitz. The glamour. The palpable buzz you’ll feel after taking just a few sips. Named after The City That Never Sleeps, a Manhattan is a delicious and iconic cocktail that can be infinitely riffed on. But you simply can’t go wrong with a classic version. Bust out the bourbon (we love to bust out the Bulleit Bourbon) and practice your best old-timey New York accent. Things are about to get classy in here.


2 oz. Bulleit Bourbon or Bulleit Rye

1 oz. Sweet Vermouth

2-3 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Cherry garnish (optional, but…come on.)

How to make a Manhattan:

Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes. Give it a good stir. Strain into a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with the cherry. Bust out a Broadway show tune (optional). 

What’s the difference between a Manhattan and an Old Fashioned?

They’re quite similar in that they both use bourbon and bitters. But an Old Fashioned also gets a sugar cube or some simple syrup, whereas a Manhattan gets vermouth instead. In other words, an Old Fashioned is a little sweet and a Manhattan is less so (though there’s a little sweetness from the vermouth).

Is a Manhattan a girly drink?

“Girly” drinks are a construct, duh. Manhattans are supremely well-balanced drinks. And it’s bourbon mixed with more alcohol; what’s not to love? 

Should I shake or stir a Manhattan?

Stir. Every day of the week. Shaking a Manhattan will turn it cloudy. 

Can I get Manhattan delivery near me?

But of course. Or rather, we can deliver all the ingredients you need, and then you can be the swizzle master. Pop the ingredients into your cart and Saucey can deliver alcohol to you locally ASAP.

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