Basil Hayden’s Manhattan Recipe

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Make it a Manhattan kind of night and the highlight of any Happy Hour with the Basil Hayden Bourbon take on the classic cocktail.


  • 50ml Basil Hayden’s or Knob Creek Rye Whiskey
  • 25ml sweet red vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • orange peel, to garnish (optional)
  • maraschino cherry, to garnish (optional)
  • Ice


  • Fill a mixing glass with ice. Pour all the ingredients (except the garnishes) over the ice and quickly stir the drink down to the dilution you like.
  • Strain the drink into a chilled coupette. If you don’t have a strainer, any kitchen sieve will work just as well.
  • If using, twist a piece of orange peel over the drink to extract the oils and release the aroma, then discard the peel. Top the Manhattan with a maraschino cherry to serve.


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