Saratoga Cocktail

Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Back in the 1800s, two Saratoga cocktails were battling it out. One was a Fancy Brandy Cocktail (brandy, triple sec, bitters and sugar) topped with a splash of chilled Champagne, and the other was this cocktail. Needless to say, the libation featured here was the clear victor. Essentially a Manhattan made with a split base of rye whiskey and Cognac, the stiff mix is tempered with sweet vermouth and spicy Angostura bitters. It’s a great option for Manhattan obsessives who want to try something different—but not too different.

Saratoga Cocktail



  • 1 oz rye
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz cognac
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Lemon twist, for garnish


Step one

Add all ingredients save for the garnish to a mixing glass, add ice and stir.

Step two

Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a lemon twist.

Contributed by Supercall