It is the classic cocktail, made with rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. Being one of the finest and oldest cocktails, this is a true classic cocktail. The Manhattan was the first cocktail that used vermouth as a modifier. As with other cocktails, people preferences drive slight variations of the drink.


  • 2 Oz rye whiskey
  • 2 Oz sweet vermouth
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Cocktail glass
  • Garnish: 2 Maraschino cherries

Elaboration Process

  1. Pour the whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters into a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir until you notice shaker is really cold.
  3. Place a maraschino cherry in chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Strain the content of the shaker over cherries and serve immediately.

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