Classic Saratoga Cocktail Brandy and Whiskey Recipe

Classic Saratoga Cocktail
A classic, the Saratoga mixes both brandy and whiskey with sweet vermouth for a great alternative to the Manhattan. Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham
Ratings (13)
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 drink (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
215 Calories
8g Fat
10g Carbs
8g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is the classic recipe for a Saratoga Cocktail, not the pineapple and maraschino with brandy version which is considerably more modern.

It comes from the 1880's and is essentially a Manhattan with half of the whiskey replaced with brandy (Cognac is preferred by many). Rye whiskey is also a preferred choice and this is convenient considering the variety of brands that are making a comeback, though a premium bourbon will also fit the bill. The Saratoga is a fantastic change of pace and deserves the best whiskey and brandy you can mix with.


Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice.

  2. Twist a lemon peel over the glass and drop it into the drink.