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Manhattan And A ½

Manhattan Bourbon Heritage Month

An extra-delicious take on the classic.

With more bars focusing on classic cocktails, many are looking for subtle ways to play off of traditional recipes. At Wonderly in Portland, Oregon, owner Kate Wood creates a house vermouth blend—one part Carpano Antica for its warm vanilla notes, and one part Dolin Rouge for its herbaceous qualities—to amplify the richness of the classic Manhattan. “When I was playing around with the Manhattan, the flavor combo of both vermouths created a profile that was exactly what I was looking for. Throw in the orange bitters for a tiny bit of added sweetness and citrus and it’s a Manhattan I’m happy to serve and drink.”


  • 3 oz. bottled-in-bond bourbon
  • 1 oz. house sweet vermouth blend (1:1 Carpano Antica to Dolin Rouge)
  • 5 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 3 dashes Regan's orange bitters
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
  • Glass:Nick and Nora
  • Garnish:cherries on a skewer


Stir all of the ingredients together in a mixing glass with ice until chilled and diluted. Strain into a chilled glass, then strain the remainder of the drink into a mini carafe that sits on ice. Garnish.

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