In Cocktails, Recipes
manhattan

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

Ingredients

  • 60 ml rye whiskey
  • 15 ml sweet vermouth
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • maraschino cherry for garnish

Preparation

  • Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  • Stir well.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with the cherry.