Manhattan Cocktail

[Photograph: Jennifer Hess]

The classic cocktail, made with rye, sweet vermouth, and bitters.

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Manhattan Cocktail

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 2 cocktails
Special equipment:mixing glass, cocktail strainer

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces rye whiskey
  • 2 ounces sweet vermouth
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: 2 Maraschino cherries

Procedures

  1. 1

    Pour the whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until outside of shaker is very cold to touch.

  2. 2

    Place a maraschino cherry in each of two chilled cocktail glasses. Dividing evenly, strain the contents of the shaker over cherries and serve immediately.

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