The Classic Manhattan

You'd think that a cocktail with just three ingredients would be simple. But while a classic Manhattan is easy to make, it's also easy to mess up unless you know the right technique. Use rye whiskey to give it a spicy note to balance the sweetness of vermouth.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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Ingredients

2 dashes Angostura bitters

3/4 ounce sweet vermouth, preferably Punt e Mes brand

2 1/2 ounces rye whiskey

Ice cubes

Luxardo cherries, for garnish

Directions

  1. Put the bitters, sweet vermouth, and rye whiskey in a mixing glass. Add ice to just above the level of the liquid. Stir with a cocktail spoon, 20–25 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with Luxardo cherries.
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