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Some would call the Manhattan the most classic cocktail, or the King of Cocktails.

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Ingredients [ oz | cl ][ My Bar ]
2 oz Rye Whiskey[ Add ]
1 oz Sweet Vermouth[ Add ]
1 dash Angostura Bitters[ Add ]
1 Maraschino Cherry[ Add ]
Method: Stir
Glass: Cocktail
  1. Add the whiskey and the vermouth into a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Add a dash of Angostura
  3. Stir using a mixing spoon (shaking it makes the drink blurry)
  4. Strain into a chilled glass (no ice)
  5. Add a cherry in the glass

Volume: 3.0 oz
Alcohol units: 2.9 standard drinks
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 32%


Times viewed: 178627
Average Score: 8.2 (44 votes)

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One of the most classic cocktail. Created in 1874 at Manhattan Club in New York.

At that time, most cocktails would include bitters in them, to offset the sweetness of the other ingredients. Many will skip that step nowadays, making the Manhattan simply a Canadian whiskey / Italian vermouth mixed drink.

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"My" cocktail - when everyone else is drinking jack/coke or gin & tonic or martinis , this is what you'll find me drinking !!!

Comment by RobbnCO on 2009-01-31 22:12:01

Added by David on
Last updated on 2009-10-10 11:55:43
Status: Approved