Whitfield Takes Manhattan on seriouseats.com

Cherry Heering and sweet vermouth round out this balanced variation on the classic Manhattan from Brandon Burkart of Haddingtons in Austin, Texas.

The Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters are available at liquor stores like K&L wines and DrinkUpNY.

Special equipment: cocktail strainer, cocktail glass


yield: makes 1 cocktail, active time 5 minutes, total time 5 minutes

  • 2 ounces Maker’s 46
  • 0.5 ounces sweet vermouth
  • 0.5 ounces Cherry Heering
  • 2 dashes The Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters
  • Cocktail cherries


Fill a mixing glass with ice, then add Maker’s 46, sweet vermouth, Cherry Heering, and bitters. Stir for 15 seconds, then strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with cocktail cherry and serve straight up.


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