The Original Manhattan (Drink Recipe)


  • 2 dashes gum syrup 
  • 2 dashes Peyschaud or Angostura bitters 
  • 1/2 shot Italian vermouth 
  • 1/2 shot whiskey 
  • Twist of lemon peel or cherry for garnish 
  • Fine ice 


  1. Fill mixing-glass half-full fine ice, 
  2. add 2 dashes gum syrup, 
  3. 2 dashes Peyschaud or Angostura bitters, 
  4. 1/2 shot Italian vermouth, 
  5. 1/2 shot whiskey. 
  6. Stir gently and strain into cocktail-glass. 
  7. Add a twist of lemon peel or a cherry. 

From the Book 

MODERN AMERICAN DRINKS 1895 Reprint: How to Mix and Serve All Kinds of Cups and Drinks


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