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Manhattan

According to popular legend, this cocktail was created at the Manhattan Club in 1874, at a party given by Winston Churchill's American mother to celebrate Samuel J. Tilden's election as governor of New York.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 3 maraschino cherries skewered on a pick

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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 skewered cherries.
Photo © Wendell T. Webber Published March 2008

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