Classic Manhattan Cocktail

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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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

  1. 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:

  1. 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.

Classic Manhattan Cocktail

Classic Manhattan Cocktail

Classic Manhattan

Classic Manhattan