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Manhattan
© Wendell T. Webber

Manhattan

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

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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  1. Ice
  2. 2 ounces rye whiskey
  3. 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  4. 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  5. 3 maraschino cherries skewered on a pick
  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.