Guest Post: Wood Tavern Manhattan

Wood Tavern Manhattan

To kick off the long weekend, Chris made a couple of Manhattans for us.  Here’s his recipe —cheers!

Ever since we tried this variation of the Manhattan at one of our local spots, I’ve been dying to reproduce it at home.  I know the classic recipe calls for rye whiskey, but Woodford Reserve bourbon gives it a more sophisticated taste, in my opinion.  Don’t use any old sweet vermouth, Carpano is what makes this Manhattan shine!

Print this recipe


  • 2 ounces of Woodford Reserve bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • maraschino cherry for garnish


Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
Stir well (30-45 seconds).
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a cherry.


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