Manhattan Cocktail

The perfect Manhattan cocktail starts with a good rye whiskey like Jefferson’s Straight Rye Whiskey. This rye is well rounded with spice and mint notes. The very next thing needed for a perfect Manhattan, and the most important in my opinion, is sweet vermouth.   Using a good quality sweet vermouth is the difference between a great cocktail and a bad one.


How To Make The Perfect Manhattan Cocktail 2


I have two favorite types of sweet vermouth I like to use.  The first is Antica Sweet Vermouth.  This stuff is classic and amazing.  It’s sweet without being over powering with just a slight hint of herbal notes.  This is my stand-by vermouth.

If I’m feeling adventurous I’ll go with Punt e Mes Vermouth.  This vermouth has a much more complex and herbal quality.

So here is the perfect recipe for a perfect Manhattan!

2 oz Rye Whiskey

1 oz Sweet Vermouth

1 dash Angoustura Bitters

1/2 dash Orange Bitters