The Manhattan is a tried and true classic cocktail and on that’s perfect during the colder months. There are many myths about the origin of the celebrated cocktail, from it’s invention in the 1860s at a bar located on Broadway and Houston, to a party thrown at the Manhattan Club in the 1870s. Regardless, the smooth and flavorful drink is a great way to kick off an evening, whether it be in front of the fire or with a group of friends out on the town.
Mr. Tim Cooper, one of the partners and Beverage Director at New York’s Sweetwater Social, has put together a step-by-step process on how to make a Manhattan.
The Classic Manhattan
- 2 oz Russell’s Reserve Rye
- 1 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- Brandied cherries
Necessary Tools: Mixing glass, Bar spoon, Strainer, Jigger & Cocktail glass
Place all ingredients and tools in front of you and follow this procedure:
1. Pour 2oz of Rye Whiskey into mixing glass
8. Add a cherry (in this case, we’re using brandied cherries) to the cocktail
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