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Perfect Manhattan

It's the combo of sweet and dry vermouths that makes this classic perfect. The 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.


  • 3/4 oz Rye whiskey
  • 1/4 oz Dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz Sweet vermouth
  • 1 dash Stirrings Blood Orange Bitters
  • Garnish: 1 None Maraschino cherry


  1. Add the rye and both vermouths to a mixing glass and fill with ice.

  2. Stir, and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

  3. Top with the bitters and garnish with a Maraschino cherry.