Sherman Cocktail Recipe

sherman cocktail

The Sherman Cocktail is a classic Manhattan drink found on the book “Old Waldorf Bar Days”. The cocktail received a twist by adding two types of bitters and absinthe for a strong bitter punch. If you are thrilled with trying different absinthe cocktails made from around the globe, this Sherman Cocktail is better to start with.


2 ounces rye whiskey
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1/2 teaspoon absinthe
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters
Twist of lemon for garnish


  1. Put ice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour the whiskey, absinthe and sweet vermouth.
  3. Add in the angostura and orange bitters.
  4. Shake to combine the ingredients well.
  5. Strain to a cocktail glass.
  6. Garnish with a lemon rind.

Your Shernan Cocktail is now ready to serve. Enjoy your drink! See our comprehensive list of cocktails made with absinthe.

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