Manhattans are clearly not Southern, but many Southerners love them. Maker's Mark's Bill Samuels, Jr., says, "I spent 40 years screwing around before figuring out the perfect recipe."
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2 1/2 ounces Maker's Mark bourbon
1/2 ounce French sweet vermouth, preferably Dolin Rouge
2 dashes Fee Brothers cherry bitters
4 to 5 drops maraschino cherry juice
1 Maraschino cherry, for garnish
How to Make It
In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters and maraschino cherry juice. Fill the mixing glass with ice and stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the maraschino cherry.
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