What is a manhattan?
No one is quite sure who invented the manhattan – it emerged in the late 19th century in New York, or possibly New Orleans – but it’s a classic cocktail that doesn’t pull punches, with spicy rye whisky (use bourbon for a more mellow result), fruity sweet vermouth and bitters coming together in a dark, rich, intense drink. Perfect for fireside drinking.
Manhattan Cocktail Recipe
- bourbon or rye whisky 50ml
- sweet red vermouth 25ml
- Angostura bitters a few dashes
- cocktail cherry to garnish 1-2