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Tequila Manhattan

Experience the bold fusion of cultures with the Tequila Manhattan recipe, a creative twist on the classic cocktail, swapping traditional whiskey for tequila. This version combines the smooth, agave-rich flavors of tequila with the sweet vermouth and a dash of bitters, creating a sophisticated, modern drink with a unique edge.

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tequila manhattan

Tequila Manhattan

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Tequila
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tequila Manhattan
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Tequila, sweet vermouth, bitters blend in a bold, modern Tequila Manhattan.


  • 2 oz añejo or reposado tequila
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 Angostura bitters dashes
  • maraschino cherry or orange or lime twist for garnish


  • Fill a mixing glass with ice.
  • Pour 2 oz of añejo or reposado tequila, 1 oz of sweet vermouth, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters into the mixing glass.
  • Stir the ingredients with a bar spoon until they are well-chilled.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a maraschino cherry or an orange twist.
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Tequila Manhattan
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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