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Rat Pack Manhattan

Rat Pack Manhattan

Invented in 2000 by Wayne Collins at High Holborn in London, the Rat Pack Manhattan originally used five liquor elements to represent all the members of the Rat Pack. Four of these were whiskey, and there really isn't any need to get so complicated. We just call for bourbon and leave it at that.
What we have here in the Rat Pack Manhattan is really a Perfect Manhattan (i.e. the vermouth component is split between sweet and dry vermouths) with an orange element added from rinsing the glass with an appropriate liqueur.
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  • Mixing glass
  • Nick and Nora or coupe glass


  • oz Bourbon
  • ¾ oz Sweet Vermouth
  • ¾ oz Dry vermouth
  • ¼ oz Cointreau or Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur of your choosing
  • Garnish: orange twist and cherry


  • Add bourbon and both vermouths to your trusty mixing glass.
  • Add orange liqueur to your pre-chilled cocktail glass, swirl to coat inside of glass and dispose of any remaining.
  • Add ice to your mixing glass and stir to chill.
  • Strain into cocktail glass, garnish with orange twist and cherry.
  • Queue up some Sinatra on the streaming service of your choice.
  • Drink.