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Eric's Sipper (aka House Manhattan)

This drink is a lovely mix between an Old Fashioned and a Manhattan and is an excellent cocktail to sip while the ice melts, perfectly diluting the drink. It's known in our house as Eric's Sipper, and one that we are more fond of each time we make it. It's a fun drink to experiment with- served up or on ice, less sweet vermouth or more, 2 cherries or 4. Either way- cheers!

Course Beverages
Servings 1 drink
Author Christina Shoup


  • 2 ounces Whiskey We like High West and Angel's Envy Bourbon
  • 1 ½ ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • 1-2 cherries, plus ½ tsp juice Favs include Luxardo Maraschino or Fabbri Cherries
  • orange peel garnish


  1. Add all ingredients except cherries and orange peel to shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds.

  2. Add large cube of ice to low ball and pour drink over ice.

  3. Garnish with 2 cherries on a toothpick and orange peel.