Classic Manhattan with Rye Whiskey and Angostura Bitters.
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Manhattans Three Ways

Let's get a little fancy, shall we? Call up a few friends and mix up some Manhattans for an evening of classic cocktails. Choose your favorite variety. or mix up up all three. Warning: mixing up all three varieties will immediately throw you in the cocktail maven category. Be prepared to have plenty of liquor on hand at all times.
Author: Darby Doyle

Ingredients

Classic Manhattan

  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 ounces Sugar House Distillery rye whiskey or other rye whiskey
  • 3-4 dashes Honest John Aromatic Bitters or Angostura
  • Stir with ice strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a fancy cherry or three. Odd numbers are good luck, says Darby.
  • Black Manhattan
  • 1 ounce Averna Amaro
  • 2 ounces Wild Turkey rye whiskey
  • 3-4 dashes Honest John Black Walnut Bitters or similar bitters found in your area
  • Stir with ice strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a fancy cherry.
  • “Perfect” Manhattan
  • ½ ounce sweet vermouth
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey if you like sweeter drinks, bourbon works well in this Manhattan
  • 3-4 dashes orange bitters
  • Stir with ice strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with orange or lemon swath.

Instructions

  • See above for each variety of Manhattan.

Notes

Honest John Bitters and Sugarhouse Distillery are two local Utah brands. Feel free to substitute with your favorite whiskeys and bitters, but if you live in Utah, do give these a try if you haven't already.