Shaggy's Manhattan

Shaggy's Manhattan


"Use good quality bourbon and sweet vermouth."


1 m servings
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Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the sweet vermouth and whiskey and splash on 2 dashes of bitters. Shake while counting to 30. Pour into 2 cocktail glasses, garnish each with a cherry and serve immediately
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  1. 21 Ratings


WOW! My husband and I loved this...perfect ratio. We didn't change a thing, just chilled the glasses really well. Don't skip the bitters or the cherries, it adds to the great flavour.

That Shaggy sure knows his drinks! This cocktail is a little sweet from the vermouth, but it packs a punch with all that liquor! The cherry makes a nice presentation, but I usually leave it out.

Shaggy makes good drinks. This is a very good Manhattan.

The classic Manhattan should be made with bitters.

You are right about using high-quality ingredients - Maker's Mark for bourbon and Martini vermouth (dry for me). I pour the ingredients right in the glass, which I have had chilling in the freez...

This is the same recipe we use, though I sometimes add about 1/2 tbsp of juice from the jar of cherries.

I use bitters also, a classic manhattan made in bars. What I like is Jim Beam instead of regular bourbon, with a little cherry juice. I have also found if you like cherries with your bourbon, tr...

it tastes even better with Irish whiskey

A classic! Don't skip the bitters - it really does add the perfect touch.