How to Make
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, and fill with ice. Holding the bar spoon to the wall of the glass, stir gently for about 30 seconds or until condensation forms along the outside of the glass. Using a julep strainer, strain into a chilled martini/cocktail glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Makes one drink:
- 2 ounces Rye Whiskey
- 1 ounce Italian Sweet Vermouth
- 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 Maraschino or brandied cherry
- Bar Spoon
- Cocktail Glass
- Julep Strainer
- Mixing glass
When I started as a bartender I was more or less on my own when it came to learning cocktails. The Manhattan was by far the most controversial. “It gets bourbon!” one guest would yell. “You keep that cherry away from my drink!” chided another. “You’re supposed to shake it!” I made it my mission to find which of the myriad methods made the best Manhattan. Subtle, strong, smooth and seductive. When made correctly, a Manhattan is all of these things and more, the Cocktail of cocktails.