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Manhattan

Rye Whiskey Whiskey , Classics

The Manhattan cocktail—now this is what the Manhattan Project should've been about.

Employees Only Manhattan

Rye Whiskey , Classics Modern Classics

A pair of famed bartenders created this subtle variation on the classic.

Manhattan

Bourbon / American Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Every home bartender should know how to make one of these.

Bourbon Manhattan

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Classics

You don't need to be in the five boroughs to enjoy this sophisticated tipple.

Rob Roy

Scotch Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Celebrate the Scottish folk hero with the classic whisky-based Rob Roy cocktail. This recipe is similar to the beloved Manhattan, but uses Scotch instead of rye whiskey and orange bitters instead of aromatic bitters. The difference is delicious—try it for yourself.

Greenpoint

Rye Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

The Greenpoint is variation on the Brooklyn, which was spawned from a classic Manhattan. Created at NYC’s legendary Milk & Honey, it was named after the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn and the greenish hue of the Chartreuse used to make it.

Dubious Manhattan

Bourbon / American Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Don't worry about the name; there's no reason to doubt this classic cocktail.

Bronx

Gin Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

It’s not as famous as a Manhattan, but it’s just as tasty.

Farmer’s Cocktail

Vodka , Modern Classics

Jonathan Howard, the brains behind the cocktail program at Manhattan’s American Whiskey, uses Veev and Aperol in this homegrown concoction.

Zacapa Perfect Manhattan

Rum Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Rum and honey syrup make an unusual but delicious version of the classic.

McKinley’s Delight

Rye Whiskey , Classics

Many presidents had cocktails created in their honor, but few have stood the test of time. Created in 1896 during the 25th president’s election, the McKinley’s Delight is an exception. It incorporates classic elements from the Manhattan, but dresses them up for the special occasion with cherry liqueur and a dash of absinthe.

Bulleit Perfect Manhattan

Rye Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Bulleit’s unorthodox twist on the old-school Manhattan? The use of both dry and sweet vermouth, in addition to a dash of potent blood orange bitters in place of the usual Angostura. The result is a doubly aromatic, complex take on the classic.

Distrito Federal (AKA Tequila Manhattan)

Tequila

Named for Mexico’s largest city, this is an aged-tequila twist on the classic Manhattan.

Perfect Pearl Manhattan

Bourbon / American Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Try the classic bourbon and vermouth Manhattan with just a hint of smoky Scotch.

Not Manhattan

Rum , Modern Classics

Don't believe your eyes: There's no whiskey or vermouth in this cocktail.

Zen Merry Manhattan

Japanese Whisky Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Find your center with this whiskey and green tea liqueur cocktail.

Fashionable Manhattan

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

This delicious bourbon cocktail is what happens when a Manhattan and an Old Fashioned hang out together.

Rye’s Up

Brandy / Cognac Rye Whiskey

Spicy rye whiskey gets a little sweet in this Manhattan-esque drink.

Tequila Manhattan

Tequila , Modern Classics

Is it still a Manhattan when it’s made with tequila? Who cares when a drink is this satisfying?

Hearn

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

This complex Irish whiskey-based spin on the Manhattan won't fail to impress.

Templeton Manhattan

Rye Whiskey , Classics

This cocktail is the ultimate three-ingredient classic.

Gotham

Liqueurs Vodka , Modern Classics

Even whiskey-drinkers can enjoy vodka with this Manhattan-inspired concoction.

Emerald

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

You could say this is the Irish version of a Manhattan.

The Black Barrel Manhattan

Rum , Modern Classics

Try this Caribbean take on the classic rye whiskey drink.

Monte Carlo

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Opt for a high-proof rye, such as Rittenhouse 100-proof, in this variation on the classic Manhattan.

Manhattan On $15 A Day

Canadian Whisky , Classics

Adam McDowell’s book Drinks: A User’s Guide offers ways to enjoy a cocktail under less-than-ideal circumstances, calling such a drink an ad-hoctail, including this Manhattan On $15 A Day.

5 to 10

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

This riff on the classic Manhattan will make you feel like you’re up to no good.

Red Hook

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Honor the hip Brooklyn neighborhood with this version of the Manhattan.

Canadian Manhattan

Canadian Whisky , Modern Classics

An all-Canada ingredients list makes this cocktail by Simon Ogden of Veneto in Victoria, British Columbia, extra nice.

Blackthorn

Irish Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

This Irish-whiskey Manhattan has a subtle anise note.

The Manhattan 101

Bourbon / American Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

A mint and ginger version of the standard formula.

Harper’s Bet

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

This citrus-infused cocktail takes the idea of a Manhattan and builds upon the classic.

Rocky Manhattan

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

Try this fresh take on the timeless Manhattan.

Jockey Club

Bourbon / American Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Mix up this distant cousin of the Manhattan.

Preakness

Bourbon / American Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

A splash of herbal Bénédictine gives this Manhattan variation added complexity.

Stovokor

Rum , Modern Classics

Honor the eternal spirit of Star Trek with this Manhattan-style drink.