Manhattan

The earliest known printed recipe for the Manhattan was published in O. H. Byron's 1884 Modern Bartenders' Guide, which cites two versions: one made with French vermouth, the other with Italian.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 ounce Carpano Antica Formula or other sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • 1 maraschino cherry, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the rye, vermouth and bitters and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the cherry.

Notes

Buy the ingredients on Drizly and have them delivered in under an hour. Find out if they operate near you.

Contributed By Photo © Wendell T. Webber Published February 2010

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