As you know, I’m a big fan of the classics, the Manhattan being no exception. It is without a doubt on my cocktail Mt. Rushmore (now there’s an idea for a post) both for its taste and its simplicity. Whiskey, vermouth, and bitters . . . what more do you need? These three ingredients are a mainstay on my home bar. I’m a rye guy, but if you prefer bourbon feel free to make the switch.
- 2 oz rye whiskey
- 1 oz sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- brandied cherries for garnish
Add the whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters to your mixing glass.
Fill your mixing glass with ice and stir for 30 seconds to chill.
Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Garnish with a few brandied cherries and enjoy!
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