DOW: Manhattan

>> Saturday, September 11, 2010

We are having a lot of fun exploring these classic cocktails. The Manhattan is a pretty well-known drink that shows up regularly in films, books and television.

Although many recipes call for bourbon instead of rye or Canadian whisky, we use rye for two reasons. Rye has harsher taste to it, and we prefer to drink our bourbon straight (or with water). Thus, we're lucky to live in Canada where it is easy to find real rye whisky.

  • 1 1/2 oz rye whisky
  • 1/2 oz sweet red vermouth
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • maraschino cherry for garnish
Stir (or shake) together first three ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and add the cherry.

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