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Michael's Italian Manhattan

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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16 ice cubes

4 orange slices

8 maraschino cherries

10 ounces Kentucky bourbon whiskey (recommended: Maker's Mark)

4 ounces vermouth

3 ounces Italian bitters (recommended: Campari)

3 teaspoons sugar, optional


  1. Divide ice cubes between 4 tumblers. Garnish each glass with 1 orange slice and 2 maraschino cherries.
  2. In a pitcher, blend the bourbon, vermouth and bitters and pour into tumblers.

Cook’s Note

If you like your cocktails to be a bit sweeter, you can stir 3 teaspoons of sugar into the pitcher before pouring the drinks.