The Royal Manhattan

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
  • Ice cubes
  • Cherry or orange twist for garnish


  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add the bourbon, sweet vermouth, cherry brandy, and Angostura bitters.
  3. Stir well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a cherry or an orange twist.