Manhattan Cocktail

Manhattan Cocktail

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

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

  • Yield:makes 2 cocktails

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.