Man O' War Recipe

Man O' War
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This citrusy bourbon libation is named for one of history’s greatest racehorses—the stallion who won 20 of the 21 races that he ran and who grandfathered another racing legend, Seabiscuit. And while he never competed in the Derby, Man o’ War won the two other legs of the Triple Crown in 1920. So join us in raising a glass to the fine Thoroughbred.



2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Orange Curaçao or triple sec
.5 oz Sweet vermouth
.5 oz Fresh lemon juice
Garnish: Orange or lemon twist and brandied cherry

Preparation: How to make a Man O' War

  1. Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with an orange or lemon twist and a brandied cherry on a cocktail pick.
Man O' War