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The Manhattan is one of the most popular whiskey cocktails, and has been enjoyed for over a century. The earliest known printed recipe for the Manhattan was published in O. H. Byron's 1884 Modern Bartenders' Guide. The book cites two versions: one made with French vermouth, the other with Italian. The drink is traditionally made with rye whiskey, but some bartenders prefer to use bourbon. You can add a splash of juice from the jar of maraschino cherries if you'd like to add fruity sweetness to the drink, or alternatively, garnish with a lemon peel. More Classic Cocktails

February 2010

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
makes 1 drink
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Fill a pint glass with ice. Add rye, vermouth and bitters and stir well.

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  • Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with cherry.

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