A classic drink. Stir, most Manhattan drinkers like it that way. Shake it only when asked to do so. May be served up or on the rocks.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 2 fluid ounces whiskey
- 1/2 fluid ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 dash bitters (optional)
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 maraschino cherry for garnish
Place ice in a mixing glass. Pour in vermouth, then whiskey, and stir. Strain into a cocktail glass. Add a dash of bitters if desired, and garnish with a cherry.
To make a Dry Manhattan:
Use the same recipe, but substitute dry vermouth for the sweet, and garnish with a twist of lemon peel instead of a cherry.