Monkey Business with Blenders Pride [The Manhattan Cocktail]

The Manhattan is a true prodigal whisky based cocktail, named after the club where it was first created, The Manhattan Club, and since then, it has never been out of vogue.

A particular favourite of partygoers all over the world, this delicious concoction may be lots of things, but three things it is for sure and they are – delicious, simple and easily adaptable to just about any kind of whisky you prefer!

It is true that Bourbon or Rye whiskey can be an elusive and steep proposition at times, but with an exceptional substitute such as Blenders Pride at hand, you needn’t worry much about anything except for buying enough ingredients for all the guests that will form a beeline to your party.

Blenders Pride is a fantastic blend of imported Scotch malts from none other than the Chivas Brothers, and the finest Indian grain whiskies making it an impeccable choice for whisky drinks such as the Monkey Business, an interesting spin on the Manhattan. Here’s everything you will need to whip up your new favourite whisky cocktail in no time.


  • Blenders Pride whisky – 60 ML
  • Sweet Vermouth – 30 ML
  • Angostura Bitters – 2 Dashes
  • Lemon Peel/Cherry – For Garnish

The Process

Step 1: Add the Blenders Pride whisky, Vermouth and Angostura Bitters into a cocktail shaker filled with 3 ice cubes. Stir the mixture with a bar spoon.

Step 2: Strain the mixture into a chilled Lowball glass, or a Cocktail glass.

Step 3: Garnish with a lemon peel, or a Maraschino cherry.