The Manhattan dates back at least to the 1880s; it’s typically either rye- or bourbon-based. Andrew Pollard prefers using spicy (ri)1 whiskey or Basil Hayden’s bourbon, which has notes of rye.
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1 ounce rye whiskey
1 ounce Carpano Antica Formula or other sweet vermouth
1/2 teaspoon orange curaçao
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
How to Make It
Fill a pint glass with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe.
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