When it comes to whiskey cocktails, the manhattan is the tried and true old timer. The staple that’s been around forever, doesn’t change much, but delivers the goods every time. We love this simple rendition where the high grade ingredients make all the difference.
The Classic Bourbon Manhattan
Ingredients: 2 1/4 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon | 3/4 oz. Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth | 2 dashes Woodford Reserve Spiced Cherry Bitters | 1 Luxardo Gourmet Cherry
If you do not prefer your cocktails sweet, using the Luxardo Gourmet Cherries and the Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth is an absolute must when concocting a classic manhattan. The cherries are full of earthy, not too sweet flavor and soak up the bourbon like a sponge. The vermouth is so flavorful and mildly smooth, it could be enjoyed all by itself. Try this manhattan recipe at home and let us know what you think, cheers.
*The bar tools used in making a classic manhattan: serving glass, mixing glass, bar spoon, jigger, cocktail strainer, Woodford Bourbon Cherry Bitters and the Luxardo Gourmet Cherries are all available at Kegworks.