The Royal Manhattan is a luxurious twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail. Traditionally made with rye whiskey, this elevated version uses bourbon and adds a touch of cherry brandy for an extra layer of complexity and sweetness. It's a sophisticated choice for those who appreciate the finer things in life, perfect for special occasions or as a refined nightcap.
2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Cherry Brandy (such as Cherry Heering)
2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Cherry or orange twist for garnish
Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes.
Add the bourbon, sweet vermouth, cherry brandy, and Angostura bitters.