Monday, 29 March 2010

Manhattan (Revisited)

Although I've already posted on the Manhattan cocktail, I neglected to include the recipe, which follows here: 


60ml (2oz) Bourbon
20ml (0.7oz) Sweet vermouth
Two dashes Angostura bitters
Maraschino cherry to garnish

Pour bourbon, sweet vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass with ice. Stir for a good, long while before straining into an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a cherry.

I've tried using rye whiskey instead of bourbon (too dry), and I've tried making a Perfect Manhattan, which replaces half the sweet vermouth with a dose of dry vermouth, but I still prefer the recipe above. It's sweet(ish), but in a rich, grown-up way. Definitely not for children.

1 comment:

  1. I'm rather a big Manhattan fan, but can't stand sweet vermouth. As such I make mine with dry vermouth and add a touch of the maraschino syrup if I feel I need something with a bit of sweetness. I also use a chilled martini glass, but that's partly because I really like my martini glasses...