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Cocktail of the Week: Tequila Manhattan

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then you deserve a happy hour that’s a little more...hmmm. What’s the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour. Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content.

Sure, you've had a regular Manhattan before, but have you ever tried a Tequila Manhattan? It's a delightful spin on a classic cocktail, and perfect for a night out on the town ;)


  • 2 oz. Tequila
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • Orange Bitters
  • Maraschino Cherries


  1. Fill shaker with ice, add 2 oz tequila, 1 oz Sweet vermouth, 3 dashes orang bitters
  2. Shake until chilled
  3. Place cherry at the bottom of martini glass
  4. Pour ingredients into glass