The Classic Manhattan
Lately at my side of the bar I have been enjoying Manhattans. The only explanation I can think of is the I really enjoy the show Mad Men where they order Manhattans like water.
As the weather was very cold last weekend and we had a friend visiting I decided to try my hand at making Manhattans. This is my recipe thus far and not far from perfection.
2 OZ Bourbon (Substitute Whiskey of Choice)
1 OZ Sweet Vermouth
5 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
A Splash of 7 UP (diet for me)
Garnish with a Maraschino cherry
Muddle two Maraschino cherries in the shaker or pitcher.
Combine all ingredients in a shaker or pitcher and stir (do not shake)
Strain into a chilled martini glass or as I prefer a highball glass on the rocks.
The one area I believe I can improve is the vermouth and if you have a favorite let me know.