Discover our classic cocktails: Manhattan

Discover our classic cocktails: Manhattan

If you’re looking for classic cocktails, The Book Club – Shoreditch has you covered, offering bespoke cocktails and solid classics, including the Manhattan.

For whiskey lovers, the Manhattan is the quintessential cocktail. Made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters, this drink has been enjoyed for centuries for its balanced yet complex taste, with a subtle bitterness and herbal undertones.

Although the origin of the Manhattan is uncertain, the most likely story comes from the 1923 book “Valentine’s Manual of New York,” which claims that a man named Black invented the drink in the 1880s. Regardless of its murky origins, the Manhattan’s dash of mystery only adds to its allure.

While the classic recipe includes whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters, there are several variations of the Manhattan that offer a unique twist on the original. The Rob Roy, for example, swaps the whiskey for scotch, while the Perfect Manhattan blends sweet and dry vermouth in equal parts. For a drier take on the drink, the Dry Manhattan replaces sweet vermouth entirely with dry vermouth.

At The Book Club – Shoreditch, you can enjoy Manhattans as they were originally intended. So, whether you’re a seasoned cocktail connoisseur or a newcomer to classic drinks, come raise a glass to the creativity that gave us the Manhattan.

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