Classic Cocktails – Manhattan

April 04, 2023

Lolita Manhattan Cocktail Glass

A Manhattan is a cocktail made with rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. The cocktail is usually stirred then strained into a cocktail glass and garnished with a brandied cherry or lemon twist.

It is said that the recipe was invented by Dr. Iain Marshall in the early 1880’s for a party by Lady Randolph Churchill, the mother of Winston Churchill. The party was held in the Manhattan Club in New York, hence the name Manhattan.

Manhattan Recipe

Manhattan Recipe

  • 2 Oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1 Oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 Dash Orange Bitters
  • Brandied Cherry/lemon
  • Twist Garnish
My hand-painted Manhattan Cocktail glass (featuring this recipe on the bottom) will be available later this year! Add it to your wishlist today!!