Non-alcoholic Manhattan cocktail recipe 

Non-alcoholic Manhattan recipe 
This classic drink is just as sophisticated minus the alcohol Credit: Kim Lightbody

This is a very sophisticated drink, for those times you want to feel you’re in a panelled apartment in old New York, sitting in front of a crackling fire, talking about Bunty and Chet heading to the Hamptons in spring.

Prep time: 5 minutes 




  • 1 maraschino cocktail cherry, plus 1 to decorate
  • ½ tsp caramel syrup (Monin is good)
  • 3 tbsp non-alcoholic distilled spirit
  • ¼ tsp grenadine syrup
  • 3 tbsp non-alcoholic 
red wine
  • ¼tsp syrup from the maraschino cocktail cherry jar
  • 2 drops Angostura bitters
  • 4 large ice cubes


  1. Put one cherry into 
the bottom of a champagne coupe or whisky tumbler. Pour all the other ingredients into a cocktail shaker with the ice cubes. Shake vigorously for around a minute. Check it’s cold, then strain the mix 
into the glass.
  2. Decorate with the extra cherry threaded on to a cocktail stick. Sip, and eat the cherries afterwards.

Recipe  from 'How to Be Sober and Keep Your 
Friends’, by Flic Everett (Quadrille, £12.99). Order your copy from