Manhattan

Manhattan cocktail with bourbon and sweet vermouth

The venerable Manhattan is the grandfather of so many cocktails we know as classics today. It was the very first cocktail (as far as we know) to use vermouth, and spawned a legion of children – including the Martini. This is the kind of drink you could spend your whole life mastering; we say it’s a worthy investment of your time. Note that if you choose to make it with dry vermouth, it’s technically called a Dry Manhattan.

Ingredients

Instructions

Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

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