Manhattan | Peri's Place For Recipes

Prep Time
2 min


  • 2 oz Bourbon, Maker's 46
  • 1 oz Sweet Red Vermouth, Carpano Antica Formula
  • 2 dashes Angostora bitters
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry, home made


Combine ingredients in a shaker over whole ice cubes and stir until icy cold. Do not shake this classic cocktail to avoid making a foamy, cloudy drink; it should be clear and cold. Serve in an chilled martini glass. Garnish with a homemade Maraschino Cherry. Do not demean the cocktail with a commercial red dyed cherry, it is too easy to make your own.

Good to Know

Use your personal choice of bourbon, but a key ingredient is the Carpano Antica Formula red vermouth. This vermouth is not the typical sweet Italian vermouth that reminds one of bum wine, but is instead a delightful and aromatic vermouth that makes this Manhattan the king of cocktails.