The Urban Bourbon Manhattan

Bring on the Bourbon! We’re making an Urban Bourbon Manhattan recipe on this episode of the Mix, all while learning about Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail and history. Luckily, we have Louisville native Julie Smith to walk us through a bourbon flight, tell us all about her hometown (including details about a ghost named Willie) and why Carrie Nation gets a shoutout on the All Nations Bourbon bottle. Watch for a step by step guide to making the Manhattan – full recipe below!


Step 1: Fill a glass half to 3/4 with ice.

Step 2: Add 1 oz of Bardstown Bourbon.

Step 3: Add 1/2 oz of Sweet Vermouth.

Step 4: Add 2 dashes of Bitters.

Step 5: Stir.

Step 6: Cut orange twist.

Step 7: Rub orange twist around rim of glass (coupe glass preferably).

Step 8: Drop orange twist into glass.

Step 9: Pour chilled drink into glass.

Step 10: Garnish with Luxardo Cherry.


  • 1 oz Bardstown Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 Shakes Bitters
  • Orange Peel Twist
  • Luxardo Cherry