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Distrito Federal (aka Tequila Manhattan)

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


  • 2 ounces reposado tequila
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Garnish: lime twist
  • Garnish: cocktail cherry (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with a lime twist or a cocktail cherry.