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
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 drink (1 serving)
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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.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Twist a lemon peel over the glass and drop it into the drink.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 215
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 212 mg
Carbohydrates 10 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 8 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)