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Manhattan cocktail
Manhattan cocktail: a delicately bitter, typically American digestive.


For 1 person
5 cl rye whiskey
2 cl de vermouth rosso
A few drops of Angostura Bitters

How to make

Technique: mixing glass / Glass: martini / Type: short drink (7cl) / Time: 3 mn
  1. Add the ice cubes, rye whiskey and vermouth to the mixing glass.

  2. Stir with a mixing spoon.

  3. Strain into a martini glass.

  4. Add a cherry to the bottom of the glass.


The Manhattan cocktail is said to have been created at the "Manhattan Club" in New York by Ian Marshall in the 1870s. It was invented at a banquet hosted by the mother of Winston Churchill in honor of Samuel Tilden, presidential candidate.

The recipe was published later in 1922 in "Cocktails: How to mix them" by Robert Vermeire, who indicates that this cocktail was named after the district of New York.