Game Set Match Cocktail Recipe

Game Set Match Cocktail Recipe - Whiskey Manhattan
The Game Set Match is a modern re-imagining of the popular Bourbon Manhattan though it has a few twists that make it an outstanding cocktail. Rob Lawson / Photolibrary / Getty Images
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Serving: 1 serving

Created by Washington D.C. based mixologist, J.P. Caceres, this wonderful Game Set Match Cocktail is a nice twist on the classic Manhattan.

The Game Set Match combines a smooth yet spicy bourbon with sweet vermouth, artichoke liqueur, and two kinds of bitters. Complex, with a long finish, this cocktail is the perfect way to enjoy the end of a warm summer night.


Steps to Make It

  1. Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice.

  2. Stir for 25-30 seconds.

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge and cherry.

More Tips for Making a Great Game Set Match

  • Two styles of bitters are used in this cocktail. It is not a common occurrence though it does happen from time to time because each flavor brings in a new aspect that adds to the balance of the drink. The bitters recommended are really the best options within their flavor profiles and it would be best not to substitute either of them.

How Strong Is the Game Set Match?

This is a pretty potent cocktail because it is made up completely of alcoholic ingredients, just be sure to stir it properly to get a nice dilution. If using 80-proof bourbon, 33-proof vermouth, and 33-proof artichoke liqueur, the finished drink would weigh in at a hefty 29 percent ABV (58 proof).