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Brandy Manhattan Drink recipe

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Complete drink recipe for Brandy 🍾 based cocktail 🍸 is mixed with 4 extra ingredients 🍾: sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters, Cherry, maraschino cherry in Cocktail glass

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You can use most types of brandy for Brandy Manhattan, but there are a few clear front runners. Here are the types of brandy to use, in order of preference:

Cognac: The top choice! Cognac is French brandy that tastes spicy, fruity, and bitter, with notes of vanilla and oak.
Armagnac: This full-flavored French brandy also works; it has notes of dark caramel, chocolate and burnt orange
American brandy: Any type of brandy made in the US works as well.
Calvados: This apple or pear brandy made in France also works; the more delicate flavor notes make a unique drink
Brandy de Jerez, Spanish brandy can also work: the flavor is dry and smooth, with notes of caramel, almond and vanilla.


The Manhatta is a classic cocktail invented in the 1870’s. It’s stood the test of time and remains one of the most popular cocktails today! The story goes that the drink was invented at a club called The Manhattan Club in New York City. The official definition of this classic cocktail on the list of International Bartender Association’s IBA official cocktails includes rey whiskey. This Brandy Manhattan recipe simply swaps out rye for brandy.

If you are going to order Brandy Manhattan in a bar, don’t forget to mention all the ingredients to the bartender. Brandy Manhattan can be served with different ingredients in different places.

Brandy Manhattan Ingredients

Brandy Manhattan Equipment

  • kitchen strainer - dispose of fruit pieces
  • metal straw or teaspoon to stir properly, if you want to be a pro: use bar spoon

Brandy Manhattan Recipe

  1. fill a shaker halfway with ice cubes to cool the ingredients properly
  2. shake till perfectly chilled
  3. serve in Cocktail glass
  4. serve with a maraschino cherry as a garnish if desired

Recommend: serve in Cocktail glass

The conical shape of the cocktail glass brings to mind martini for most people. Cocktail glasses are for drinks with a volume of 3 to 6 ounces that are usually served "up" without ice.

Cheers ! Enjoy your drink !