Manhattan Cocktail

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Manhattan Cocktail

As Woody Allen said, “Man cannot live on bread alone.  Frequently, there must be a beverage…”  Stories vary on the origin of the Manhattan, but the one thing that virtually all of them agree upon is that the drink WAS invented in the city that bears its name.  Easy, delicious, classic!

MANHATTAN

6 parts bourbon whisky

3 parts sweet vermouth

A couple dashes Angostura bitters

Maraschino cherry juice/liqueur (to taste)

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Stir or shake briskly.  Strain into two chilled cocktail glasses.  Garnish with maraschino cherry.  Serves two.

Like martinis, varying the amounts of vermouth, bitters, and maraschino juice can alter the flavor of the drink significantly.  Less vermouth = dry, more vermouth = sweet…  You’ll have to experiment to get it the way you like it.  (The experimentation is the best part of the process!)

As always, enjoy (responsibly, please)!

Brett & Kelly


3 Comments

kelly

April 6, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Okay, so can I STOP drinking manhattans now? (Yeah right!) thought I would share my recipe blog with you guys in case you want to try a few things I have on there…

    Kasara

    April 18, 2011 at 5:02 am

    That’s way more clever than I was eexctping. Thanks!

    Doc

    January 11, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Heckuva good job. I sure appitcraee it.

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