Definition of manhattan
: a cocktail consisting of vermouth, whiskey, and sometimes a dash of bitters
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Get a glass of that, or any of the high-wire-act cocktails that always, beguilingly, seem to work—a mole mezcal manhattan; a mushroom old-fashioned; drinks with kale or celery juice—and then head outside to the expansive courtyard.
Get a glass of that, or any of the high-wire-act cocktails that always, beguilingly, seem to work—a mole mezcal manhattan; a mushroom old-fashioned; drinks with kale or celery juice—
The cocktail list will focus on classics like the Negroni, the manhattan and the old-fashioned, and variations on those drinks.
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Origin and Etymology of manhattan
Manhattan, borough of New York City
First Known Use: 1884See Words from the same year
Definition of Manhattan
1 city on the Kansas River in the northeast central part of the state of Kansas population 52,281
2 island 13 miles (21 kilometers) long in southeastern New York surrounded by the Hudson River, Harlem River, Spuyten Duyvil Creek, East River, and Upper New York Bay
3 borough of New York City comprising Manhattan Island, several small adjacent islands, and a small area (Marble Hill) on the mainland population 1,585,873 ◆Manhattan contains one of the world's chief financial and commercial areas.
Manhattaniteplay \-ˌīt\ noun
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Definition of Manhattan for English Language Learners
: part of the U.S. city of New York, in the state of New York
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Definition of Manhattan for Students
2 part of New York City consisting chiefly of Manhattan Island
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