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Cocktail of the Week: Tequila Manhattan

Many of us enjoy a classic Manhattan — the original cocktail is certainly an icon for a reason! And while it's traditional to sip the beloved bourbon version, Queen Bee is shaking things up a bit this week...that's right, swap the whiskey for a high-quality tequila to create a simple yet delicious cocktail that does not disappoint.


  • 2 oz. Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz. Vermouth
  • 3 Dashes Orange Bitters
  • Cherry


  1. Combine tequila, vermouth and orange bitters in shaker.
  2. Top with ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Pour, garnish with a cherry.

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, or visit the website, for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content produced by VMG Studios. Please drink responsibly.