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The Manhattan


Serves 1

  • To learn more, read:
    The Comeback Kid
  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 109

Spicy rye whiskey is traditionally used to make a proper Manhattan, but if rye isn't to your liking, bourbon is an acceptable and tasty alternative.

  • 2 fl. oz. (1/4 cup) rye whiskey
  • 1 fl. oz. (2 Tbs.) sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes bitters, preferably Angostura
  • 1 maraschino cherry

Pour the whiskey, vermouth, and bitters into a mixing glass over ice. Stir for approximately 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail or martini glass. Garnish with the maraschino cherry.

Photo: Scott Phillips

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