One of the finest and oldest cocktails, this is truly a classic cocktail, and certainly one that our bartenders most enjoy recreating. The secret? Manhattan’s taste better with rye whiskey.

Here is the recipe:


  • 2 ounces rye whiskey (we like to use Templeton for our Manhattans)
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Cherry for garnish


  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with the cherry.
  5. Enjoy!

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