Session Manhattan

“Session” in a cocktail name typically means that a drink is low proof (or at least lower-proof), and perfect for a long “session” of day-drinking. The Session Manhattan is a perfect example, inverting the classic template and adding some dry amontillado sherry and dry vermouth for a light, drinkable tipple that won’t send you to bed after one glass.

If drinks like this are just your speed, be sure to check out the Session Cocktails book we found it in, from Drew Lazor and the editors of PUNCH magazine.

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Stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Our Favorite Manhattan Riffs

The Manhattan is a time-worn classic, and over all those years it’s become the inspiration for generations of riffs, twists, and re-imaginings. Read on for a selection of our favorites!

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