The Manhattan is my go-to litmus test for any new cocktail bar before moving on to more complex concoctions and, as a rule of thumb, must always contain bitters.

Unlike many cocktails, the modern Manhattan still closely resembles the Manhattan of the late 1800’s and was said to be the most famous drink in the world during its heyday.

Traditionally made with rye, I’m using our homemade THC infused whiskey containing approximately 10 – 15 milligrams of THC per glass.

For those with no pressing evening commitments and a penchant for relaxation, follow the simple instructions below to build this classic medicated marijuana Manhattan cocktail at home.



  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.
  2. Stir, and strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Caution – mixing psychoactive cannabis products and alcohol can have a synergistic effect, even for seasoned drinkers and smokers. Consume responsibly and legally.

And there you have it. Perfect in its simplicity. The grassy notes and dank aromatics from the Indica work beautifully with the THC whiskey (rye), bitters, and sweet vermouth. This medicated marijuana Manhattan is meant for enjoying slowly and responsibly and contains approximately 10-15 milligrams of THC per glass, depending on the potency of cannabis used.

What’s you favorite way to enjoy a Manhattan?


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