The recipe for Perfect Manhattan is surely known to all, a combination of Dry and Sweet Manhattan that is perfect for those of us who have a palate that is neither too dry nor too sweet.

The game is to turn this traditional cherry into a veil of gelatin, which allows us to have the taste of this classic “ornament” of the classic cocktail, but also an aesthetic variant, with all the usual flavor but with a different way of enjoying it …


For the SS1 :
250 ml. mineral water
250 g white sugar


1. In a saucepan or pot, measure and serve the ingredients. Turn on the heat and with the help of a whisk dissolve until a homogeneous syrup is formed. Once dissolved, remove from the heat and lower the temperature.

2. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.

For the Vanilla SS1 :
500 ml. SS1
40 gr. vanilla paste Marivani

1. In an airtight container measure and serve all the ingredients. With the help of a whisk, mix the ingredients until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.

Vermouth & vanilla jelly veil :
300 gr. Vermuth rosso
50 gr. SS1 Vanilla
1,5 gr. Töufood Agär

1. In an airtight container measure and serve all the ingredients. Dissolve the Töufood Agär in the vermouth with a stirring rod.
Transfer the already mixed product to a saucepan and put on the fire. Keep stirring with a stirring rod until it reaches boiling temperature to activate. Place a tray measuring 2/3 of a flat base on a tray and apply the tare button. Pour 150 gr. of the mixture into the pan. Remove from the scale and allow to gel for 2 hours.

2. Finally, with the help of a ruler and a sharp knife, cut a 5 x 5 cm. veil and set aside on baking paper in an airtight container until the cocktail is finally assembled.

Final cocktail

1 service :
60 ml. Whiskey Rye
25 ml. Martini Ambratto
1 dash Orange Bitter
1 dash Bitter Angostura

1. Measure and pour all the ingredients into a chilled mixing glass. Stir until the mixture cools.

Filter the result in a cocktail glass where the vermouth jelly veil has been previously placed on the inner side.

3. Apply an orange peel that is discarded without entering the cup.