Low Calorie Manhattan Cocktails

Recipe for Manhattan Drink Cocktail

These Low Calorie Manhattan Cocktails are easy to make, and pack a punch!

This cocktail sweet vermouth can be made in a flash, and makes for the perfect homemade happy hour! This Manhattan cocktail recipe is just 156 calories and 0.5g of sugar!

low calorie manhattan cocktails

Manhattan cocktails are my go to drink when visiting NYC, of course! But there is also a wonderful local bar than makes them so good I crave them all week long. Making Friday night that much more special.

But now you can make Manhattan cocktails at home, and save a lot of money! Just think, instead of spending $15 on a Manhattan cocktail, plus an Uber to and from your destination, you can make this Manhattan drink recipe from the comfort of your home for just $3!

Low Calorie Manhattan Cocktails

Ingredients in a Skinny Manhattan Drink

I recommend getting a middle shelf or better bourbon. It’s the main ingredient in this low calorie cocktail and you want a good tasting bourbon.

And be sure to see the recipe card below where I have supplied a link for the correct bitters and even some all-natural cocktail cherries that really elevate the cocktail!

Low Calorie Recipe for Manhattan Drink Cocktails

Shopping List for Skinny Manhattan Drinks:

  • Bourbon
  • Sweet Vermouth
  • Angostura® Bitters
  • Cherry (see recipe card below for all natural cocktail cherries!)

How to Make a Low Calorie Manhattan Cocktail

This easy recipe for Manhattan drink cocktails can be served on the rocks to make it even easier!

So if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, don’t worry! Just add the ingredients to your glass, mix, and add ice.

low calorie manhattan cocktails

How to Make a Skinny Manhattan Cocktail:

  1. Add bourbon, sweet vermouth and bitters to a cocktail shaker with 1/4 cup ice.
  2. Strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with cherry.

Low Calorie Manhattan Cocktails

These “Skinny” Manhattan cocktails are easy and delicious! And they pack a punch, so be sure to limit the number you have. They go down easy, but are very strong.

I love making this Manhattan cocktail recipe on Friday nights for a homemade happy hour, I hope you love them as much as I do!

low calorie manhattan cocktails

Low Calorie Manhattan Cocktails

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This 156 calorie recipe for manhattan drink cocktails is easy to make and completely delicious!
Here you will learn how to make a manhattan cocktail at home, with this simple manhattan cocktail recipe.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink
Calories 156 kcal


  • Cocktail shaker



  • Add bourbon, sweet vermouth and bitters to a cocktail shaker with 1/4 cup ice.
  • Strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with cherry.


Serving: 1drinkCalories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 1.2gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0.5gCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword cocktails, drinks
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Nutrition and Calories in Manhattan Cocktails

Not all Manhattan cocktails are made equally, this low calorie recipe for Manhattan drink cocktails comes with a handy nutrition label.

As with all alcohol, be sure to drink responsibly! It’s fine to have one drink when on a diet, but several will mean you have to indulge in hangover food tomorrow which will really throw off your diet!

Low Calorie Recipe for Manhattan Drink Cocktails

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  1. 5 stars
    Yum! I have tried this exactly as the recipe states and I also really like it with 1 Tbsp of the cherry juice added in.

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