Originally posted July 10, 2011

The perfect Manhattan cocktail

The perfect Manhattan cocktail by hulagun

Photo by hulagun

My friend Robert S. is quite a character with many enjoyable traits, one being he knows a lot about really good food and drink. He also makes a really good Manhattan. This is how he makes this classic whiskey cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 2 shots ( or 2 oz.) of a good Rye Bourbon whiskey
  • 1 shot (or 1 oz.) Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth
  • A dash of Angostura bitters
  • Luxardo or other good marasca-infused cherries for garnish
  • 1 orange twist for garnish
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Directions

Place a cherry or two in a cocktail glass. In a chilled cocktail shaker with a little crushed ice, mix the bourbon, the vermouth, and the bitters well and strain into the cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist. Enjoy!

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