About the Maker's Mark 46® Manhattan

This simple yet flavorful cocktail is said to have first been served at the Manhattan Club. Like many stories involving whisky, its history is a bit cloudy but one thing is clear, the Manhattanite who first concocted this cocktail created a classic with true staying power.

Preparation Time
2 min

Flavor Profile
Rich and Dark
Dry Fruit
Baking Spices


  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura® aromatic bitters
  • Luxardo® cherry for garnish
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  • Step 1
    Mix the ingredients
    Combine ingredients over ice in a mixing glass.
  • Step 2
    Stir, strain then serve
    Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass neat or on the rocks.
  • Step 3
    Finish with a cherry
    Garnish with a Luxardo® cherry.
A bottle of Maker's Mark bourbon whisky behind a tall glass with a Bourbon Bloody Mary over ice and a pickle, celery, and lime garnish. A small bowl of lime slices is to the left.

Maker's Mark 46®


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The < 15% rule

Spirits that are 15% alcohol or less should generally be refrigerated. An opened bottle of vermouth will stay fresh in your fridge for three months.
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A little bitter

Bitters are essentially the seasoning of a cocktail. Give your drink a taste without them and then add sparingly until it’s perfectly to your liking.
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Hurry up & chill

Forget to chill your glass? Before you prepare the drink, fill your glass with ice and water and put it in the freezer. When the drink is ready, your glass will be, too.
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Shake vs. stir

Cocktails made mostly of spirits like this one generally look and taste better when stirred. Drinks with fruit juice, dairy or egg white should be given your best shake.

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