Manhattan Cocktails With Orange Bitters 3 Ways

"House-made spiced orange bitters in Manhattans, along with a recap on my recent trip to the big city.. Work at the restaurant has been CRAZY-CRAZY demanding, and all I want to do is sleep in. Here's to hoping I feel strong enough {auto correct wanted to say "stoned enough", lol} for a run and a good stretch. I also want to say how much I appreciate you all in this tiny, online, weird IG app universe here. I have met so many interesting people, many of whom I've met IRL. I really love how people come together on different platforms and connect in so many diverse, yet inspiring, situations. I'm feeling extra grateful this evening. Do you feel the same way?? Big x's and o's to all of you tonight."
-- @hollyandflora

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Who doesn't love a classic manhattan? Let this whiskey cocktail stir you to a magical place with aromatic orange bitters and spices. Here, @hollyandflora shows us how to make 3 versions of it!

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Prep time 10mins

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  • 2 ounces rye whiskey (I used Michter’s Straight Rye)
  • 1 ounces sweet vermouth (I used Cinzano 1757)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters or Angostura orange bitters for a brighter note
  • lemon peel, for garnish or dried orange slice
  • 1 ounces sweet vermouth (I used Carpano Antica Formula)
  • 2 dashes orange bitters (I used Angostura)
  • dried orange slice
  • 2 ounces bourbon (I used Four Roses Single Barrel)
  • 1 1/2 ounces Bulleit 95 straight rye
  • 1 1/2 ounces Cinzano 1757 sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounces Pierre Ferrand dry Curaçao
  • 4 dashes Leopold Bros. absinthe verte
  • 4 dashes house orange bitters (see notes)
  • dried orange slice, for garnish (see notes)
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