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Perfect Manhattan

Manhattan cocktail.

A Millennium Road favorite, the Manhattan is a classic cocktail you’ll find on just about every bar or restaurant’s cocktail list.  Named for New York City’s bustling borough, this boozy cocktail is simple yet oh so satisfying.  While a Classic Manhattan calls for only sweet vermouth, a ‘Perfect’ Manhattan adds dry vermouth as well.  This masks some of the sweetness, while adding an extra layer of complexity to the cocktail’s flavor profile.  Here on The Millennium Road, we recommend using Carpano Antica as your sweet vermouth.  It's a higher quality ingredient than your standard sweet vermouth and tastes delicious. 

Here’s the recipe:

  • 3 oz rye whiskey
  • ¼ oz Carpano Antica
  • ¼ oz dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters


Combine all ingredients in mixing glass or shaker.  Fill with ice and stir gently.  Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a cherry.