My mom has always held her Manhattan close to her heart. She always orders it the same way, stirred not shaken- rocks on the side, and until recently never veered from her go-to whiskey- Canadian Club. Recently, she’s been choosing Bourbon in lieu of her Canadian whiskey. It’s simple to make a perfect manhattan you just need to choose your favorite whiskey and follow these simple steps.
2 ounces whiskey
2 ounces of sweet vermouth (the red one)
a couple of dashes of bitters
maraschino cherry, for garnish
In an cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters.
Stir until well- chilled.
Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Makes 1 drink