Mr Manhattan
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Mr Manhattan
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.23 / 5
Featured and made famous by Sex and the City 2, this is a simple yet elegant drink. Featured and made famous by Sex and the City 2, this is a simple yet elegant drink.
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30.61% | 3 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Mr. Manhattan makes a bold statement with a gutsy blend of cherry vodka and bourbon, creating a unique twist on the classic that pushes the boundaries just right. The cola adds a familiar, sweet fizz that balances the potent mix, ensuring every sip is as intriguing as the streets of New York.

Method
How to make a Mr Manhattan

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a mixing glass with ice, stir the three ingredients
before straining into a rocks glass over ice and serving
~ Originally made with Skyy Infusions cherry vodka. ~

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of bourbon is best to use in Mr Manhattan?

For making Mr Manhattan, it's recommended to use a high-quality bourbon that you enjoy drinking on its own. A medium to full-bodied bourbon with a rich flavor profile that can complement the cherry vodka and cola will work best. Examples include Bulleit, Wild Turkey, or Maker's Mark. Ultimately, the choice of bourbon can be tailored to personal preference.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of whiskey for bourbon in Mr Manhattan?

Yes, you can substitute another type of whiskey for bourbon in Mr Manhattan, although it will slightly alter the taste profile of the cocktail. Rye whiskey is a good alternative with its spicy and fruity notes, which can complement the cherry vodka and cola. However, keep in mind that the unique flavor of bourbon is part of what defines the character of this cocktail.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of Mr Manhattan?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of Mr Manhattan by substituting the bourbon and cherry vodka with non-alcoholic alternatives. Non-alcoholic bourbon or a mix of non-alcoholic dark spirits can replicate the bourbon's richness, while a cherry-flavored syrup or juice can replace the cherry vodka. Use cola as usual, adjusting the quantities to taste, to mimic the flavor profile of the original cocktail.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with Mr Manhattan?

Mr Manhattan, with its rich and slightly sweet flavor profile, pairs well with a variety of foods. Hearty meats like steak or barbecue pork, sharp cheeses, or even rich chocolate desserts can complement the cocktail's complexity. For a lighter option, consider pairing it with savory appetizers like bacon-wrapped dates or gourmet sliders.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve Mr Manhattan to best enjoy its flavors?

Mr Manhattan should be served in a lowball glass to best enjoy its flavors. Ensure the cocktail is well stirred and served cold. You might also add a large ice cube or sphere to the glass before pouring in the cocktail to keep it cold without diluting it too quickly. Optionally, garnish with a maraschino cherry or a twist of lemon peel to enhance its aesthetic appeal and add a subtle additional flavor note.

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