The Manhattan cocktail is a very easy drink to make and is perfect for any occasion. To prepare the Manhattan cocktail, first stir over ice in a chilled cocktail or coupette glass. Strain into the glass and garnish with an orange twist.
A Manhattan cocktail is a drink made of whiskey and sweet vermouth, garnished with an orange peel. It’s named for the city in New York. It’s a drink for when you want to take your time savoring each sip, but also not feel like you’re wasting time on something that isn’t going to get you drunk fast enough.
But, what versions are there of this cocktail? The classic Manhattan becomes a unique drink if we use tequila instead of whiskey. Thus, our Tequila Manhattan is born, a way to bring together Mexico and the United States with two pillars of each country’s cocktail culture.
Ingredients to Make the Tequila Manhattan Drink
The Tequila Manhattan Cocktail ingredients are only three:
- 2 parts Altos Tequila Añejo
- 1 part of red vermouth
- 2 dashes of smoked or grapefruit bitters
Maraschino cherries are also an optional ingredient in this classic cocktail—if you don’t like them or don’t have any around then skip them! You won’t miss much from leaving them out of this classic recipe because they’re only there for decoration anyway (and maybe just a little extra sweetness).
How to Prepare the Manhattan with Tequila
The Manhattan cocktail is a classic cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. It’s easy to make, but the rich flavor will make you feel like you’re drinking something special.
To prepare, stir over ice in a chilled cocktail or coupette glass. Strain into the glass and garnish with an orange twist.
The bitters add depth to the overall flavor profile of this beverage which makes it more complex and enjoyable when compared against other cocktails made without bitters included within their recipe instructions.
Our Altos Añejo Manhattan Version
When we set out to create our own version of this classic drink, we knew it had to be sophisticated. We also knew it had to be fun—because our customers are sophisticated, but they’re also having fun.
So we brought both of those ideas together with a twist: our Manhattan cocktail is made with 100% organic agave nectar. It’s so smooth that you’ll feel like you’re sipping on the best high-class cocktail in the world… even if you’re just drinking it at home!
The Story of the Tequila Manhattan Cocktail
The Manhattan is a cocktail that was first concocted in the 1870s, and has since become one of the most popular and widely consumed cocktails in the world.
The story of how this classic cocktail came to be is a bit murky. It’s believed that the first mention of it was made in 1882 by The Democrat newspaper, which spoke of a fashionable cocktail made with whiskey, vermouth, and bitters known by names such as “Turf Club,” “Jockey Club,” and “Manhattan.” Another article from 1945 stated that it had already appeared in a bar guide from 1860.
However, according to Robert Vermeire’s book “The Art of the Bar”, this story can’t be true because Lady Churchill wasn’t even present at that party—she wasn’t even married to Randolph Churchill yet! Instead, Vermeire claims that Jenny Jerome (mother of Winston Churchill) invented the drink while celebrating her husband’s election victory for Governor of New York at The Manhattan Club in 1874.
Others Variations of this Cocktail
The Manhattan cocktail is a classic cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. It’s one of the most popular drinks in the world, and it’s been around since the 1800s.
But while it might seem simple, there are actually a lot of different ways you can make this drink your own by playing around with the ratios of ingredients, or adding different spices or flavorings. Here are some other variations you can try:
- The Standard Manhattan: This is just a manhattan made with rye whiskey instead of bourbon, and dry vermouth instead of sweet vermouth. The spice from the rye will give it an extra kick.
- The Perfect Manhattan: This variation uses equal parts bourbon or rye whiskey and sweet vermouth, along with two dashes of Angostura bitters—and no garnish! It’s a little easier to make than other versions because you don’t have to muddle anything (that means there’s no need to crush herbs), which makes it perfect for beginners or anyone who doesn’t want to deal with shaking up all that ice and stirring so much liquid together at once—just pour everything into your glass and stir vigorously until chilled through!
- Manhattan Sazerac: A Manhattan made with Cognac instead of rye whiskey, then topped off with peychaud’s bitters and absinthe.
Enjoy Others Tequila Cocktails by Olmeca Altos
We have a lot of tequila drinks, but there aren’t too much fancy tequila cocktail like this Manhattan Drink. Anyway, Altos has prepared a list with our most famous and elegant drinks. Enjoy it!
- The Altos Margarita Recipe is one of the best known tequila cocktails.
- Our Sazerac Cocktail made with tequila reposado.
- A Tequila Sour with 1 egg white and tequila reposado.
Premium Añejo to Prepare This Tequila and Sweet Vermouth
If you’re looking for the best tequila to prepare the manhattan cocktail, look no further than Olmeca Altos. This tequila is produced in Jalisco, Mexico and has a smooth taste that complements the sweetness of the vermouth. Tequila has become increasingly popular in the last decade. It is made from the agave plant, and its origin can be traced back to Mexico.