About The Manhattan
The Manhattan; one of the core drinks in mixology. Every bartender whether enthusiast or professional should know how to make this classic concoction. The true way of making a Manhattan is with RYE whiskey and not BOURBON. In fact, bourbon only became a substitution in the Prohibition Era when Rye was in hard supply. The drink is also typically garnished with a maraschino cherry and not a lemon twist.
2 oz. Rye Whiskey
1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
Dash Angostura Bitters
1 Maraschino Cherry
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Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir with ice until chilled. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnished with a maraschino cherry.
Empire Tip: You can modernize the classic recipe by using bourbon rather than rye and use a lemon twist for garnish.