Wild Turkey Manhattan

I gave straight Wild Turkey a score of 63/100 so I was curious how it would rank when mixed into a Manhattan. I’m hoping the Vermouth will help tame the burnt marshmallow I didn’t really like in the base bourbon as a sipper.

I used my normal formula to start.

  • 2 Ounces Bourbon
  • 1 Ounce Sweet Vermouth

After I finished my first Manhattan I remade my drink but added in two drops of Orange Bitters. This Wild Turkey really benefited from the Orange Bitters, giving it a little more complexity where it was flat.

Overall this is what I’d call a classic mixer. It’s not out of this world, but its very sippable and its a perfect drink for parties and gatherings when you want to save the “Good Stuff” for those who will appreciate it.

A Wild Turkey Manhattan ranks 73/100.

Wild Turkey Manhattan


Amber and yellow. A little blood in the pee?


40.0% ABV | 80 Proof


  • Affordable way to make lots of mixed drinks.
  • Great option for parties and gatherings of people who like Whiskey, but don’t Love Whiskey.


  • If you don’t like toasted marshmallows, this may not be for you.
  • Very simple taste profile.
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