The Man o’ War cocktail is a 20th-century drink named after probably the greatest thoroughbred racehorse that has run the track. Man o’ War (the horse) won 20 out of the 21 races he competed in, and also the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes in 1920, which are 2 legs of the prestigious Triple Crown. Naturally, someone had to invent a cocktail in his honor. 😀

The recipe is pretty simple with easy-to-find ingredients. All you need is Bourbon, orange liqueur, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and sweet vermouth. Stir it in a mixing glass, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with a cherry and a lemon twist. Easy and delicious. Try to make a Man o’ War cocktail yourself, I bet you’re going to love it from the 1st sip. 😉



  1. 2 Ounces (60 ml) of Bourbon.
  2. 1 Ounce (30 ml) of orange liqueur (triple sec or curacao).
  3. ½ Ounce (15 ml) of sweet vermouth.
  4. ½ Ounce (15 ml) of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  5. Brandied cherry and a lemon twist for garnish.



  1. Add bourbon, orange liqueur, sweet vermouth, and lemon juice to a mixing glass.
  2. Put some ice and stir until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  4. Garnish and enjoy.


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