Recipe: Red Nichols Manhattan Cocktail

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While we wait for the Ritz Paris to reopen its doors next year, famed bartender Colin Peter Field of the Hemingway Bar shares five of his signature cocktail recipes to replicate at home.

Every bartender has their own riff on the standard Manhattan cocktail. Field’s version, named for the famous 1920‘s jazz player of the same name, has a velvety mouthfeel thanks to a slightly higher proportion of sweet vermouth to rye whiskey. While you can use any Maraschino or brandied cherry you happen to have on hand, Field recommends French Griottines.






1 ½ oz rye whiskey, such as Hudson Rye Whiskey
1 oz sweet vermouth, such as Carpano Antica
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 brandied cherry, for garnish


Combine whiskey, vermouth and Angostura bitters in a mixing glass over ice. Stir for 10 times and strain into a martini glass or tumbler with fresh ice, if you wish. Garnish with a cherry.