Saratoga Cocktail Recipe

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This is the classic recipe for a Saratoga cocktail. It combines everything that's great about the Manhattan and metropolitan recipes into one glass to create a sensational drink both whiskey and brandy lovers will enjoy.

The recipe dates to the 1880s, making its first print appearance in Jerry Thomas' "Bar-Tenders Guide." The story goes that it was created in Saratoga Springs, New York, the 19th-century vacation and gambling hot spot often compared to Las Vegas today.

In the Saratoga, you'll simply pour equal amounts of brandy, whiskey, and sweet vermouth, adding a couple of dashes of bitters to marry the flavors. Rye whiskey is often preferred, though some people enjoy it with a bold bourbon.

Prep time: 3 Minutes

Nutrition: 182 Calories

Servings: 1



  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. In a mixing glass filled with ice, pour the brandy, whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Twist a lemon or orange peel over the glass and drop it into the drink. Serve and enjoy.

Category: Drinks | Cuisine: Cocktails

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