Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thirsty Thursday Classic Manhattan

A Manhattan is a cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters.  Commonly used whiskeys include Rye (the traditional choice), Bourbon, Blended Whiskey, and Tennessee Whiskey.  The cocktail is often stirred with ice and strained into a cocktail glass, where it is garnished with a Maraschino Cherry with a stem.  A Manhattan is also frequently served on the rocks in an Old Fashioned glass (low ball glass).

You will need:

3/4 ounce of Sweet Vermouth
2 1/2 ounces of Whiskey of your choice
1 dash of Angostura Bitters
1 Maraschino Cherry
1 twist orange peel

Combine the vermouth,  whiskey, and bitters with 3-4 ice cubes in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don't bruise the spirits and cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a cocktail glass and strain the whiskey mixture over the cherry. Rub the cut edge of the orange peel over the rim of the glass and twist it over the drink to release the oils but don't drop it in.

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