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Manhattan

Try serving this classic cocktail at your next gathering.

  • yield: Makes 1 cocktail

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 ounces bourbon or rye
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Ice cubes
  • Maraschino cherry, for garnish

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Shake bourbon, vermouth, and bitters over ice. Strain into a cocktail glass; garnish with cherry.

  2. Step 2

    Shake bourbon, vermouth, and bitters over ice. Strain into a cocktail glass; garnish with cherry.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, October Fall 2008

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Reviews (4)

  • Graham_Lusk 14 Sep, 2014

    As to the use of alcoholic beverages, the question resolves itself into several factors. Alcohol gives a sham sensation of added force and in reality decreases the ability to do work. As Cushny has put it, if alcohol had been a new synthetic drug introduced from Germany, its importation would long since have been forbidden.

  • Melissa_li 22 Mar, 2014

    I love this cup classic cocktail, maybe when I wearing beautiful cocktail dress,With elegant music, the mood will be more better.

  • Cornissimo 18 Oct, 2008

    Actually, while the Manhattan is a variation of the Old Fashioned, the Old Fashioned is made with either a sugar cube or a simple syrup and a splash of soda water and does not have sweet vermouth or a cherry (or any fruit) garnish. Both are, in fact, made with two dashes of bitters.

  • bartenderjohn 9 Oct, 2008

    without the bitters it is known as an old fashioned