Brown & Stirred | The Manhattan Cocktail

Manhattan cocktail
Manhattan cocktail / Photo by Meg Baggott, styling by Dylan Garret

The Beer

Pipeworks Brewing and Longman & Eagle's Brown & Stirred
Pipeworks Brewing and Longman & Eagle’s Brown & Stirred

Brown & Stirred (Pipeworks Brewing, with Longman & Eagle; Chicago); abv: 10.5%

This Manhattan-inspired ale, made in conjunction with whiskey-focused bar Longman & Eagle, is particularly exciting. It’s made with cherries, corn in the mash and faux “bitters.” It’s then aged for 18 months in three different rye whiskey barrels (Rittenhouse, Willett and Dad’s Hat Vermouth-Finished Rye). This one might please both beer and whiskey lovers, with its dried sour cherry aroma, malty palate and long, chocolaty finish. It’s especially enjoyable on the rocks with a curl of lemon peel. You know, like a classic Manhattan.

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The Cocktail

Manhattan Ingredients
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey (or Bourbon if preferred)
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Brandied cherry (for garnish)

In mixing glass, stir all ingredients, except garnish, with ice. Strain into coupe glass. Garnish with brandied cherry.

Published on August 23, 2018
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She’s the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening and Cocktails With a Twist, released August 2019. Email:

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