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Reverse Manhattan

Lowering the alcohol brings out a sweetness
Reverse Manhattan
Courtesy of Levi Miller

This low-ABV sip flips the script by amping up the vermouth and winding down the whiskey. Doing so essentially ups the sweetness as well.

Recipe courtesy of "ZERO PROOF drinks & more 100 Recipes for Mocktails & Low-Alcohol Cocktails" by Maureen Petrosky © 2021 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with permission.

Ready in
6 m
5 m
(prepare time)
1 m
(cook time)


To tame the sweetness a bit, serve the “dirty rocks” (the ice left in the cocktail shaker) on the side so you can add them as you like.


  • 2 Ounces (60 mL) sweet vermouth
  • 1 Ounce (30 mL) whiskey
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • Ice cubes


In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine vermouth and whiskey, stirring until chilled.

Strain into a glass and garnish with a cherry.


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