Learn the Story Behind the Manhattan Cocktail
Our spirits expert Noah Rothbaum takes us behind the scenes of the classic Manhattan cocktail. Learn the drink’s origins and, of course, how to make a perfect version yourself.
The Manhattan: elegance in a glass. Much like its namesake borough, the Manhattan conjures up images of luxurious surroundings, refined company, and late, late nights. But there’s more to the story than that: in this video, spirits expert Noah Rothbaum takes us through the history of the classic Manhattan cocktail. Who poured the first Manhattan, and how did the recipe develop? Have we improved on the drink since then, or should we stick to the classic recipe? We’ll show you how to make your own flawless version at home. Relax—even if you’re in Manhattan, this is a drink to savor.