The Story Behind The Rye Manhattan

The Manhattan is a beloved sipper that tastes as elegant as its appearance. Made with Bulleit Rye, an exceptionally smooth, straight rye whiskey with hints of vanilla, honey, and spice; a splash of sweet vermouth; and a few dashes of aromatic bitters, the drink is served up in a chilled coupe and garnished with a brandied cherry or lemon twist.

Russet in color, Bulleit Rye is one of the highest percentages of straight rye whiskeys on the market, with oaky aromas and a crisp and clean finish with long, lingering flavors. This complex and warming recipe is an enduring classic. Bulleit Rye, with its high rye content, adds the perfect finish to an exceptional Manhattan cocktail.


  • 1 ounce Bulleit Rye
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • 1 cherry


  1. Stir and strain into a coupe cocktail glass.
  2. Garnish with a cherry.

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Updated: 2022-02-25

Made with Bulleit Rye, this recipe proves why the Rye Manhattan remains an enduring classic and beloved sipper.


This recipe is sponsored by Bulleit.