The Manhattan is a potent combination of whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters, that originated in New York in the 1880s.
First served in New York’s Manhattan Club sometime during the 1880s, the original recipe for a Manhattan was a somewhat mellower version made with equal parts rye whiskey and sweet vermouth.
Since that time, the recipe has evolved into the more potent concoction listed here. Rye whiskey is still the standard, but you can use your favorite brand as well.
- 3-1/2 ounces rye whiskey, or other
- 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
- 4 dashes Angostura bitters
- Maraschino cherry or lemon twist for garnish
- Add all ingredients to an ice-filled mixing glass.
- Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a cherry.