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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.

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Credit: J Muckle; Styling: Rebekah Peppler

Recipe Summary

total:
5 mins
hands-on:
5 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 drink
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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