Cherry Manhattan Recipe
Sept. 20, 2019
J Muckle; Styling: Rebekah Peppler
Makes 1 drink
It's a classic cocktail that never gets old. The traditional Manhattan drink recipe has just three ingredients: whiskey, vermouth, and bitters (with a cherry garnish on top), but this easy-to-make version incorporates cherry juice to elevate the sweet-and-sour fruit flavor. Whether you use rye or bourbon is a matter of personal preference: rye makes a spicier, drier drink; bourbon will give you a smoother, sweeter Manhattan cocktail recipe. Both are beverage perfection. For maximum effect, garnish it with real Maraschino cherries, like those from Luxardo.
2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey 1 ounce tart cherry juice 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth 3 dashes Angostura bitters Maraschino cherries, optional
How to Make It
Combine the rye or bourbon whiskey, cherry juice, and vermouth in an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Stir and top with bitters. Garnish with cherries, if desired.