Cocktails & Apéritifs, Fall, Vya Sweet, Winter

Rumors are that the original Manhattan cocktail recipe used equal parts sweet vermouth and whiskey, hence its name being the 50/50 Manhattan. This 1:1 ratio offers a less boozy Manhattan, and one with the ideal balance between its ingredients. A 1:1 ratio you say?! Impossible! It’s true, the 50:50 Manhattan doesn’t work with most vermouths, but Vya marries exceptionally well with whiskey. With more Vya, you get a richer, more aromatic Manhattan. Less booze = more cocktails, and your favorite whiskey will last longer!


1 1/2 oz. Vya Sweet Vermouth
1 1/2 oz. Rye whiskey (preferred to Bourbon in this recipe)
3 dashes Angostura or Regan’s Orange Bitters (or your preferred bitters)
Garnish: Orange twist


Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into glassware. Garnish with an orange twist.

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