I’ve been putting my own spin on classic cocktails recently, and this is another one coming your way! The Brandy Manhattan is ideal for those who enjoy a spirit-forward cocktail with a rich flavor. Manhattans are one of my favorite drinks to order on a night out. There’s something sophisticated about the mixture that I love.
I enjoy the uniqueness of brandy as a spirit, so I thought: Why not use it to add something special to a classic recipe? This is a cocktail made for sipping in the evenings, so keep this recipe close by the next time you want to spend your night unwinding. Known for my straightforward recipes, the Brandy Manhattan is exactly that!
The Brandy Manhattan is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century. This drink is a variation of the original Manhattan cocktail, which was created in the late 1800s. The Brandy Manhattan uses brandy as its base spirit instead of whiskey, giving it a distinct flavor and aroma.
Brandy provides a smooth, slightly sweet base that is flawlessly balanced by the sweet vermouth and bitters. The sweet vermouth adds an even, herbal note to the cocktail, while the bitters bring out a spiced kick to the mix. The combination of these flavors creates a well-balanced cocktail that is both smooth and flavorful.
With these three ingredients, you’ll have a delightful cocktail within minutes.
Step 1: Pour all ingredients into a beaker and top with ice. Stir until chilled.
Step 2: Strain mixture into a coupe glass and garnish with a Luxardo cherry.
Overall, the Brandy Manhattan cocktail is a complex, flavorful cocktail that is perfect for sipping on a cozy evening or enjoying with friends. The combination of sweet and bitter flavors, paired with the smoothness of the brandy, creates a cocktail that is sophisticated but approachable.