Manhattan Sweet

A popular origin story suggests that the drink was concocted for a banquet in 1890 at the Manhattan Club NY.

Manhattan Sweet


  • 30ml

    Bulleit Bourbon

  • 20ml

    Sweet Vermouth

  • 10ml

    Maraschino Liqueur

  • 2

    Dashes of Angostura Bitters

  • 1

    Cherry (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Martini Glass

  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1

    Mixing Glass

  • 1

    Julep Strainer

  • 1

    Bar Spoon

  • 1




  • Preparation
    1. Add all the ingredients to an Ice-filled Mixing Glass.
    2. Stir to mix, chill and dilute.
    3. Fine strain into a chilled Martini Glass.
    4.  Garnish with a Cherry.
  • Alcohol content

    1.6 standard drinks* per serve *One standard drink contains 10 grams of alcohol.

Interesting facts

The spec for this drink can be tweaked to suit different palates by either creating the 'Sweet', 'Dry' or 'Perfect' Manhattan.

History of the drink

The Olean, New York, Sunday Morning Herald published a story in September 1882, and is believed to the earliest recorded written mention of the Manhattan. A combination of whisky, vermouth and bitters only recently became popular following a statement from the same article regarding the name of this mixture. 'It went under numerous titles - Manhattan Cocktail, Turf Club Cocktail, and Jockey Club Cocktail'.