One of the finest and oldest cocktails. The Manhattan was the first cocktail that used vermouth as a modifier. As with a Martini, there are slight variations of the drink that are a matter of preference (see the list below).
I had been under the impression for the longest time that a Manhattan used Canadian whiskey (as I’m told many others are) but after a few traditionalist Manhattanite’s comments and a couple of drinks I’m convinced that rye whiskey makes the best Manhattan. After all, it was the original whiskey used for the drink.
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Drink
- 60 ml rye whiskey
- 15 ml sweet vermouth
- 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
- maraschino cherry for garnish
- Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
- Stir well.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with the cherry.