'Mad Men' Manhattan Cocktail Recipe


'Mad Men' Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Learn how to make the perfect Manhattan drink with this 'Mad Men' Manhattan Cocktail Recipe. In Season 1 of the AMC hit show, The Oak Bar in the Plaza Hotel in New York is featured, with this drink, which hails from the hotel.


This recipe is used by permission from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin (Smart Pop, 2011).

Yields1 Drink


  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • maraschino cherry, for garnish


  1. Pour whiskey, vermouth, and bitters into a mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir well.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the cherry.

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