Classic Manhattan
Serves: 1
Stirred—most Manhattan drinkers like it that way. (Shaking introduces unwanted oxygen into the drink.)
  • 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes of bitters
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 maraschino cherry for garnish
  1. Place ice in a mixing glass. Pour in vermouth, then whiskey, then bitters. Stir vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Recipe by Northwest Fresh at