How to make a drink Manhattan

Manhattan It is a classic in world cocktails, it is a drink that is made with whiskey, dry vermout, angostura bitters and cherries in syrup. Its sweet, intense and particular flavor is ideal for those who love to experiment with the most varied drinks, and the good news is that doing so is simpler than you think.

As is evident, the name of the drink shows the area of ​​the New York City where it was invented in 1870. This cocktail is one of the most named drinks in American popular culture, so if you like complex drinks and never tried it this is the time to do it. Prepare your cocktail shaker because we explain how to make a drink Manhattan.

Low difficulty Ingredients:
  • 2 parts whiskey
  • 1 part dry vermout
  • A "trickle" of Angostura bitters
  • A cherry in syrup or olives
  • Lemon Peel (optional)
  • V-shaped cup
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Manhattan It is a sophisticated and delicious drink, but you should also keep in mind that its combination of spirits is a pretty strong cocktail so you should consume it in moderation. It is a delicious snack to take before meals and whet your appetite, it is also very easy to do so there are no excuses for not preparing it.


For prepare the Manhattan you must mix all the ingredients, except the cherry, in a shaker with several ice cubes and then beat for several seconds until everything is perfectly unified. After that, pour the contents without the ice in a V-shaped glass typical of the drinks made with vermouth, if you do not have this type of glasses you can use a short glass.


There is a salty Manhattan variant that instead of a cherry goes with an olive and a few small pieces of lemon peel are placed, an ideal option for those who prefer to reduce the sweetness of this drink.

Another version of this drink that you may have heard before is the Manhattan milk, which you can learn to elaborate in our article how to make a Mahattan milk.

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