For this Classic Bourbon Manhattan Recipe, we’re sticking to the basics, quality bourbon, excellent vermouth and a few dashes and drops of bitters to tie everything together. It’s effortlessly sippable as a bourbon- (or whiskey-) lover’s cocktail.
2oz100 proof bourbonI use Early Times Bottled in Bond or Johnny Drum
1ozCocchi Vermouth di Torinosweet vermouth
16drops Bohemian Bittersaromatic bitters
8drops spiced cherry bitters
8drops orange bitters
Garnish: orange peel andoptional cherry
Combine vermouth, bourbon and bitters in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until well-chilled and strain into a chilled coupe. Express the oils from an orange peel over the cocktail and garnish with the peel. Add a cherry if you like.