Manhattan is a classic and simple drink for those who like spirit-forward cocktails. Traditionally Manhattan is made with rye whiskey, but if you do not have any available, it works just as well with bourbon. Since the drink practically contains of only two ingredients, it is important to choose both a whiskey and a vermouth that you like.
- 40 ml Whiskey
- 20 ml Sweet Vermouth (Red)
- 1 dash Angostura Bitters
- Recommended whiskey
- Rye whiskey
- Bourbon whiskey
- Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass or other suitable container.
- Stir the drink with ice for about 30-45 seconds. Taste to find a balance you like. Stirring the drink with ice both cools and dilutes the drink with water and it is the perfect level of dilution you want to find.
- Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.