The Met Manhattan Recipe


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 2 shakes of bitters
  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 tsp juice from bottled Luxardo brand maraschino cherries
  • 2 -3 Luxardo cherries


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients except cherries. Add ice, cover, and shake. Pour into a glass and garnish with cherries.

Ratings and Reviews

“I dig using a stem of rosemary as a skewer for the cherry (like in the picture). the luxardo adds a subtle note of funkiness that i like”
“Love this take on the manhattan—luxardo cherries add that special something”
“I agree, any bourbon cocktail really should be stirred rather than shaken. thank you for specifying luxardo cherries rather than any old cherry!”
“One should never shake a manhattan.”
“Thank you for the well kept secret. now i know it is was the brand of cherries. i will blow away my guest when they take their first sip. they will think they are at the met dining instead of my home. cheers”

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