The classiest of drinks, Manhattan is the prettier and tastier of cocktails. This recipe provides you with two options because it can be made with bourbon whiskey or rye whiskey, depending on what you prefer.
25ml 7/8 fl oz sweet vermouth
1 to 2 drops of Angostura bitters
Some maraschino cherries
Bourbon - Choose high quality bourbon such as Maker's Mark. Alternatively, you can use American whiskey (Jack Daniels or Jim Beam) or Canadian whiskey (Wisers, Crown Royal or Canadian Club).
Sweet dark vermouth
Grenadine or maraschino cherry juice
To Prepare - Chill the cocktail glass by putting some ice in the glass to chill.
Pour rye whiskey in the mixing glass. Add sweet vermouth. Now add 1-2 drops of bitters. (add orange peel for extra zing). Fill mixing glass with ice. Stir. Strain the cocktail over the mixing glass. Garnish with maraschino cherries. Serve.
For Bourbon Whiskey
Chill the glass by filling with ice. Fill shaker with ice, Add 3 shots of bourbon. Add 1 shot of sweet vermouth.
Add a splash of grenadine or maraschino cherry juice.
Shake well. Now to serve, place maraschino cherries, add few dashes of angostura bitters.
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