For the bash I'm throwing in honor of New York Fashion Week, I'll be serving everyone rounds of this drink, the Manhattan. Not only is it a classic cocktail, but it's sleek, urban, and distinctly New York. The best thing about this bar classic? It's just as easy to make in a large batch as it is to prepare just one.

For those of my guests who aren't sipping spirits, I'll have sparkling cranberry juice on hand to pour, so they can look (and feel) just as glamorous as the rest. To stir up this fashionable drink,





  1. Ice
  2. 12 ounces sweet vermouth
  3. 8 ounces rye whiskey
  4. 2 ounces Grand Marnier
  5. 16 dashes of Angostura bitters
  6. 8 orange or lemon twists


  1. Fill a pitcher two-thirds full with ice.
  2. Add the vermouth, rye, Grand Marnier, and bitters, and stir for 30 seconds to chill.
  3. Strain into 8 chilled martini glasses.
  4. Top each with a twist.

Serves 8.

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