VanHall’s Manhattan

A complex modern twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail recipe, that’s well worth the extra little bit of effort and likely extension to your booze shelf. This recipe was written for the Manhattan loving couple, Pat & Jenna VanHall, to be served across the days of their wedding in the desert near Palm Springs. Do yourself a favour and learn how to make a VanHall’s Manhattan! Read More




  • 45 ml RYE WHISKY (1 part)
  • 45 ml VERMOUTH BLEND (1 part)
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How to make it

  • 1 – Make the VanHall's Vermouth (see below for details).
  • 2 – Add the Whisky, VanHall's Vermouth, and bitters to a mixing jug, then fill with ice.
  • 3 – Stir with ice to chill the ingredients down and add the water you need to open the flavors of the recipe and bring it into balance.
  • 4 – Garnish with a Maraschino Cherry and serve.
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VanHall’s Vermouth (500ml)


  • 100 ml ANTICA FORMULA (1 part)
  • 300 ml MARTINI ROSSO (3 parts)
  • 50 ml AMONTILLADO SHERRY (1/2 part)
  • 50 ml LICOR 43 (1/2 part)
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How to make it

  • 1 – Combine ingredients for the VanHall Vermouth Blend together in a sterile bottle, close with a cap and store in the fridge until needed.
  • 2 – Proceed to making a VanHall's Manhattan!
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VanHall’s Manhattan
What you need
Rye Whisky 0 0 ml
Vanhall's Vermouth 0 0 ml
Angostura bitters 0 0
Maraschino Cherry 0 0
Ice 0 0 grams

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