Manhattan

Marilyn Monroe | Some Like It Hot | 1959
Manhattan Recipe - Marilyn Monroe - Some Like It Hot

Manhattan

Traditionally made with rye whiskey, the Manhattan is often served with bourbon today. Either works well in its own way and rye has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. There are three key variations on the mix, and you will likely be asked for your preference when ordering a Manhattan at a reputable bar: dry, perfect and sweet.

[short excerpt from Cocktails of the Movies]
 

Recipe

2 oz / 50 ml bourbon or rye whiskey
1 oz / 25 ml sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
 

Stir the ingredients in a stirring or mixing glass with ice for about 30 seconds, then strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry with a stalk (or skewer it).