Perfect Brandy Manhattan

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Perfect Brandy Manhattan

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This brandy manhattan is a variation of the classic whiskey cocktail. Combine sweet and dry vermouth for a perfect manhattan.

Perfect Brandy Manhattan

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Ingredients Brandy Dry vermouth Sweet vermouth Angostura bitters Garnish: cherry

Perfect Brandy Manhattan

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Brandy is a distilled liquor made from grapes or other fruit such as  apples (e.g. Calvados) or cherries. Armagnac, grappa, and pisco are all  brandies.

Perfect Brandy Manhattan

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The manhattan is the sister of the old fashioned, a cocktail made with a spirit plus sugar or simple syrup. The manhattan subs sweet vermouth for sugar.

Make it your way

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Try a dry brandy manhattan with dry vermouth (left), a classic with sweet vermouth (right), and perfect manhattan (middle) with both. What's your favorite?

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Other brandy cocktails The sidecar (pictured here) and Brandy Alexander are two of the most popular brandy cocktails.

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This dry peanut butter manhattan is made with peanut butter whiskey, dry vermouth, and a dash of bitters.

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