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Cocktail Time: How to make a Grand Manhattan | Journal19's Cocktail Receipes | Clos19 UK

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Grand Manhattan

The Grand Manhattan seems to be one of the easiest cocktails to make: four ingredients poured into a mixing glass, then strained. And yet taste-wise, it remains a deeply complex and sophisticated drink. The bitterness of angostura blended with the orange liqueur offers strong flavours that complement the delicate toasted notes of Cognac Hennessy V.S.O.P. It's a powerful cocktail, particularly appreciated on a cold winter's evening and is a real favourite among those who prefer their drink a little stronger; there are no added extras to dilute the well-balanced aromas of each ingredient - except for the cranberries, of course.


 *Please drink responsibly. Over 18s only. Please don’t drink and drive.


  • Mixing glass
  • Jigger
  • Bar spoon
  • Ice tongs
  • Garnish tweezers
  • Julep strainer



  • 40 mL Hennessy cognac
  • 15 mL sweet vermouth
  • 15 mL orange liqueur
  • 2 dashes of bitters
  • Ice cubes


  • 3 brandied cranberries
  • Small wooden skewer