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Classic Metropolitan Cocktail Recipe

The classic Metropolitan is an elegantly balanced cocktail. You can garnish your drink with a twist of lime or orange peel. 
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Metropolitan
Appliance: Cocktail Shaker
Servings: 1 serving


  • 2 oz brandy
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 tsp sugar syrup
  • Angostura bitters
  • ice


  • Measure out all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake. 
  • Alternatively, you can use a large glass for the same purpose. Add the ingredients and stir till well combined.
  • Strain the drink into a chilled cocktail glass and enjoy!
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This is a largely alcohol-only cocktail and may exceed 29 percent ABV. This is why a single serving is 3 oz.