Kick back with a Manhattan


The Manhattan is a cocktail with a long pedigree, and a guaranteed favourite for whiskey lovers. This heady, end-of-an-evening drink, is an absolute classic.

Whether it is most authentic to use Rye, Bourbon or Canadian whiskey can be argued amongst yourselves, but be sure to appreciate the beauty in the creation of this old dame of cocktails. Boozy and full bodied, its exact origins are much debated. What we are sure of is that it is old, from the nineteenth century at least, and its longevity shows only how deliciously inebriating it truly is.

Main alcohol : whiskey

Ingredients

Ice Cubes
1½ Parts Rye Whiskey
¾ Part Sweet Vermouth
2 Dashes Bitters
1 Maraschino Cherry or a twist of orange peel

Preparation

Half fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. Add 1½ parts rye whiskey. Add ¾ part sweet vermouth. Add 2 dashes bitters. Stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry, or a twist of orange peel.

Drinkware : Cocktail Glass

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