Manhattan cocktail

29 Mar

Manhattan cocktail

I’ve been taking things easy on the drinks front since our cocktail-tastic Christmas. But as the end of a busy work week loomed, the thought of a TGIF cocktail was pretty tempting.

The Manhattan has only three ingredients – rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters. As a Canadian, I have a nostalgic fondness for Canadian Club, but there are a lot of rye whiskeys to choose from these days, and bourbon works as well.

Manhattan cocktail
(makes 2)

  • 1/2 cup (125ml) rye or bourbon
  • 1/4 cup (62ml) sweet vermouth
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 maraschino cherries
  1. Chill two martini glasses.
  2. Combine the rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake well and strain into the cocktail glasses.
  4. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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