The Manhattan is a classic of classics. Simple, straightforward, yet open to experimentation — try different types of bitters, citrus and types of whiskey.
2 oz Rye Whiskey
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Maraschino Cherry for garnish
Pour ingrendients into a shaker with ice. Shake well, pour into old-fashioned or rocks glass. Garnish with a cherry.
What is the origin of the Manhattan Cocktail? According to legend, and the New York Times, the Manhattan Cocktail was first invented at the Manhattan Club – in Manhattan, of course. More information on the history and origins of this now classic cocktail (though we must remember that cocktails at the time were born of experimentation!) can be found here.