1 1/2 ounces dry Palo Cortado sherry
1 ounce bourbon, such as Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth, such as Dolin
4 dashes cherry bitters
High-quality maraschino cherry, such as Luxardo, for garnish
This variation on a classic Manhattan is accentuated with the use of dry Palo Cortado sherry, which has a long nutty finish that pairs particularly well with hard sharp cheeses. The addition of cherry bitters and a cherry along with the bourbon and sweet vermouth plays to every part of the palate.