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manhattan cocktail with orange leaf cutout garnish

Leslie’s Kick Ass Manhattan

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
Rest assured you’ll taste the bourbon in this spirit-forward Manhattan that keeps the whiskey front and center. It’s a whiskey-lover’s Manhattan tailored specifically to the whiskey chosen as the base spirit to accentuate the flavors and aromas present in the bourbon.
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Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 2 oz J. Mattingly O.G. Single Barrel
  • 0.75 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
  • 30 drops ginger apricot bitters
  • 10 drops Woodford Reserve orange bitters
  • Garnish: orange peel optional - lemon verbena leaf


  • Combine spirits and bitters in a mixing glass, fill with ice and stir until the outside of the mixing glass is very cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with an orange peel and lemon verbena leaf.
Keyword Bourbon 30, manhattan
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