by Muddle Muddle | 60 Second Cocktails
Behold this true classic: the Manhattan. Perhaps my absolute favorite. The standard recipe is below, but here are a few variations that you can also try. *Rob Roy – Scotch instead of rye whiskey and Angostura bitters replaced by orange bitters. *Dry Manhattan – served with a twist and made with dry vermouth instead of sweet vermouth. *Perfect Manhattan – equal parts sweet and dry vermouth instead of just sweet vermouth. *Tijuana Manhattan – made with Anejo tequila instead of whiskey. *Martinez – Gin is instead of rye whiskey and orange bitters instead of Angostura. A Manhattan is a cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. Commonly used whiskeys include rye (the traditional choice), Canadian whiskey, bourbon, blended whiskey and Tennessee whiskey. The cocktail is often stirred and strained into a cocktail glass, where it is garnished with a Maraschino cherry with a stem, and served straight up without ice.
- Rye Whiskey
- Angostura bitters
- Sweet Vermouth
- Luxardo cherry
- Cocktail Shaker
- Cocktail Strainer
- Rocks Glass
- Fill shaker with ice.
- Add 2 ounces of rye whiskey
- Add 1 ounce sweet vermouth.
- Add 2 dashes Angostura bitters.
- Peel off a nice chunk of orange peel.
- Rub the inside of the glass with the peel.
- Drop the peel in.
- Strain the shaker into the glass.
- Doesn't matter if you're in Manhattan, Kansas or the Big Apple - your Manhattan will taste delicious either way. Cheers!