T-minus 8 days until New York Fashion Week, and I’m already experiencing all sorts of fomo. As if the arrival of Vogue’s September issue wasn’t enough of a reminder, we’ll soon be inundated with photos and updates of all the fabulousness that comes with the most stylish month of the year. Thankfully I’ve already given serious thought to my survival plan — and it looks a lot like this perfectly potent, classic cocktail, updated to be slightly more citrusy. If you ask me, it doesn’t get more quintessentially NYC than the Manhattan… keep reading for the recipe!


  • 2 oz. bourbon whiskey
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • orange slice for garnish


  1. Combing the whiskey, vermouth and bitters over ice and stir.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a generous orange slice.

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Comments (14)
  1. 1
    Quyen Nguyen (@LiveItinerantly) August 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    This is a great go-to drink. It looks like you have dry vermouth. Do you recommend sweet vermouth?

    • Chanel Dror August 28, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Hi Quyen, I used dry, but both work (and even a combo of both). Sweet will make it just a bit… well, sweeter!

  2. 2
    kelsey August 28, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    so pretty!
    kw ladies in navy
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  3. 3
    ninacortes August 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Yum, Classic and Glamorous! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. 4
    Erin Phraner (@erinphraner) August 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    You are so fabulous in so many different ways—love the cocktail, lover your bracelet, love the cocktail ring and I’m dying over your manicure! I may have to drink this whilst avoiding the fashion week crowds outside of our office 🙂 xox Cheers, lovely!

    • Chanel Dror August 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks, Erin! We’ll be clinking glasses in spirit 🙂 Cheeaahs, daaahling!

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    Teresa Gonzalez August 28, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    that ring!!!! i’ve never had a manhattan but it looks out of this world fabulous! perfect for a classy new years party or high end dinner party… maybe i should plan one soon… thanks for the idea!

  6. 6
    Maryn August 29, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Need to get me some bitters, so we can finish off this Costco bottle of Whiskey!



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