Here we have a cocktail that many have heard of, but few have tried. There are many variations, but we are a fan of the classic Manhattan cocktail. No matter how you drink it, it is a lovely combination that always hits the spot. so lets get right into the classic American cocktail.
2 oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. sweet vermouth
optional dash of bitters
The Manhattan cocktail is a fairly simple one to make. Simply add the rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and the bitters dash into a mixing glass full of ice and stir. Then strain into a chilled cocktail glass and add two of the Maraschino Cherries. There are several variations the classic Manhattan cocktail. Swap out rye rye for Scottish whiskey and you have a Rob Roy. A Brandy Manhattan uses brandy, and a Perfect Manhattan uses equal parts sweet and dry vermouth. That is just the surface of the variations of this cocktail!
So, next time you are feeling classy, look to the Manhattan for all your delicious cocktail needs. And next time you need mixing advice, look right here at Vodka for Breakfast, stay classy friends