The Manhattan Iced Tea was a special request, so like all special requests we created the drink. The Manhattan Iced Tea is a variation of the Manhattan Cocktail and not the Long Island Iced Tea. A Manhattan Iced Tea in my opinion is a little more sophisticated and a lot less “party” oriented, though there is nothing like a party once the Long Islands start flowing.
The Manhattan Iced Tea is just whiskey (or Rye), Sweet and Sour Mix, Sweet Vermouth and a splash of cola for color and garnish with a lemon and/or cherry. It’s a great cocktail to make in batches as well for parties add all ingredients and let the guests add the cola themselves. Both versions of the Manhattan are amazing, and suggest trying them….but in moderation. ENJOY!