Yes, the Manhattan was invented in Manhattan! That was a long time ago, but loads of people still think it’s one of the best cocktails ever.
Some how this combination of bourbon and sweet vermouth, plus a dash of bitters, just works and stands the test of time. Of course, there are those who say it’s not a true Manhattan without using rye whiskey, but hey, I’m a bourbon girl. Try both and choose for yourself.
Here is some equipment you will need:
- Mixing Glass
- Bar Spoon
- Hawthorne Strainer
- Martini Glass
For UK measurements, please use my handy Cocktail Measurements Converter!
If you are in the USA, you can buy a great selection of Bourbon and Sweet Vermouth at ReserveBar.com.
If you are in the UK, you can buy a great selection of Bourbon and Sweet Vermouth at The Whisky Exchange.
- 2 oz Bourbon
- 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- Combine bourbon and sweet vermouth in a mixing glass filled with ice
- Stir until chilled
- Strain into a Martini Glass
- Garnish with the cherry