How to Make a Man O’War Cocktail

Man O’ War Cocktail is the well-known drink that is a perfect blend of orange Curacao liqueur, bourbon whiskey, sweet vermouth and fresh lemon juice. This remarkable cocktail was named in early 20th century after the famed race horse man of all the time O’ War who was born in March 1917.

You can serve Man O’War Cocktail in almost all kinds of gatherings throughout the year. Like many other cocktails, Man O’War Cocktail needs some garnishing to grab the attention. Therefore, you can embellish it with a fresh slice of fruit like orange, lemon, lime, pineapple etc. You can put in two or three slices of a combination of those citrus fruits as well. In addition to that, you can place a cherry on a cocktail stick, a sprig of mint and a little umbrella to decorate the dink.

Read the simple steps listed below and enjoy Man O’War Cocktail.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 01
Utensils: Cocktail Shaker, Old-fashioned Cocktail Glass

– (1 oz) bourbon whiskey
– (1 oz) orange Curacao liqueur
– (1/2 oz) sweet vermouth
– Handful of cracked ice
– Fresh Fruit Slice for Garnishing –Optional


  • 1

    Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with cracked ice or ice cubes.

  • 2

    Smoothly pour in 1 oz of bourbon whiskey, 1 oz of orange Curacao liqueur and ½ oz of sweet vermouth into the cocktail shaker.

  • 3

    Now, close up the cocktail shaker as it should be and shake it forcefully for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, until all liquors mix thoroughly and chill well.

  • 4

    Take a pre-chilled old-fashioned cocktail glass and carefully pour the Man O’War Cocktail into it.

  • 5

    It is the time to decorate this amazing cocktail. Take a fresh slice of any of your favorite fruit wedge and place it on the side of your drink. Otherwise, simply place a fresh cherry on top of the drink.

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