Classic Manhattan Cocktail

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
1 serving
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Ice
  • 2 parts whiskey
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • 1 to 2 dashes bitters, such as Angostura
  • Orange peel
  • Real Maraschino Cherries, recipe follows
  • Real Maraschino Cherries:
  • 1 cup maraschino liqueur
  • 1 pint sour cherries, stemmed and pitted (in a pinch, you can buy a jar of sour cherries in light syrup, and drain the syrup)
Directions

Place ice in a cocktail shaker. Add the whiskey, vermouth and bitters. Rub the orange peel around the rim of the cocktail glass. Strain the drink into the glass. Add 1 to 2 Real Maraschino Cherries and enjoy!

Real Maraschino Cherries:

Bring the liqueur to a simmer, and then turn off the heat. Add the cherries, stir, let cool, and then pour into jars. Refrigerate. Cherries will be tasty for months.


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