Sweet Manhattan (batched recipe)

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Coupe glass
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1978 calories

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Coupe glass


Orange zest twist (discarded) & Luxardo maraschino cherry

How to make:

Combine all ingredients and stir (without ice). POUR into a litre bottle and leave to chill in a refrigerator. To serve, STIR 2 shots / 2oz / 60ml of the bottled mixture with ice and strain into chilled glass. Makes 16 drinks.

This recipe is also perfect for making a barrel aged Manhattan and will fill a one litre mini cask. Obviously, multiply recipe if using a larger cask.

10 fl oz Bourbon whiskey
10 fl oz Straight bottled-in-bond rye whiskey
10 fl oz Martini Rosso vermouth
56 fl oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
56 fl oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
13 fl oz Angostura or other aromatic bitters
16 fl oz Peychaud's or other Creole-style bitters

Our Comment:

Bourbon and rye whiskies form a robust base with hints of both maraschino and cherry brandy liqueurs adding flavour and richness alongside Italian vermouth.


Created in 2016 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

Our Manhattan cocktail page features a detailed history and common variants.

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