A Dry Manhattan is exactly what it says on the tin: a Manhattan, made with dry vermouth instead of sweet vermouth. It’s a lighter, more refreshing take on the original, with a greater focus on the spicy notes of a good rye – bourbon is acceptable, but rye is really best here.
A cherry is the traditional Manhattan garnish, but we think a lemon or orange twist is better in a Dry Manhattan.
- 2 parts Rye whiskey or Bourbon
- 1 part Dry vermouth
- 2 dashes Aromatic bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon or orange twist, or a brandied cherry.
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