Session Manhattan

Adapted from Session Cocktails by Drew Lazor and the Editors of PUNCH

session manhattan recipe

In this low-proof spin on the Manhattan, sweet vermouth and rye switch places; the former acting as the base spirit and the latter as the modifier. Small measures of amontillado sherry and dry vermouth add complexity and balance.

Reprinted with permission from Session Cocktails by Drew Lazor and the Editors of PUNCH, copyright © 2018. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Penguin Random House.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce amontillado sherry
  • 3/4 ounce amontillado sherry
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Garnish: lemon twist

Directions
  1. Add all the ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a coupe, then garnish with a lemon twist.