eing a New York based publication, we know the importance of a finely made cocktail. Sure, we’re lucky to be in this city, but if you ask us, there’s nothing better than making your own cocktails in the comfort of your home. Not only is it cost effective, but it also comes in handy when entertaining guests. Although the Manhattan isn’t the most complex drink, it holds a top spot in our rotation of cocktails to make regularly. In terms of cocktails with whiskey, it doesn’t get much simpler or much better. With only a few simple ingredients, it’s virtually impossible to make any mistakes…even by someone with no knowledge. Another great thing about the Manhattan is the ability to mask even the harshest of bottom-shelf whiskey. You don’t have to worry about buying a high quality whiskey, just grab something that is affordable and get to mixing. Below you’ll find our recommendation to making a great cocktail, but feel free to add more or less whiskey depending on how hard your work week was.


Shaker or Mixing Glass
Coupe Glass / Martini Glass or Rocks glass
Bar Spoon
1oz Jigger
Bamboo or metal cocktail pick


Dash of Angostura Aromatic Bitters
2.5 oz Choice of Whiskey (Bourbon or Rye)
.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
Orange peel (optional)
Luxardo Cherries (for garnish)


– Fill your shaker with large cubed ice
– Pour whiskey, vermouth and 2 dashes of bitters into the shaker (You can twist a little orange oil from the peel as well)
– Stir with a bar spoon for 30 seconds until shaker is chilled
– Use strainer and pour into glass
– Garnish with orange peel or a cocktail pick with Luxardo Maraschino cherries

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About The Author: StevenDElliott

Steven is the founder of Genuine Men’s Magazine. He graduated Drexel University with a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. Along with his passion for photography and design, Steven loves helping men find new and emerging menswear brands and offer his opinions when it comes to real-life situations.