Classic Manhattan

While there are several variations, a classic Manhattan, made with rye whiskey, has been called "the king of cocktails."




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Classic Manhattan

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    2 ounces rye whiskey 2 cups ice
    1/2 ounces sweet vermouth 1 maraschino cherry, for garnish
    2 dashes Angostura bitters


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    • 1

      Fill mixing shaker half full of ice cubes or crushed ice. Fill cocktail glass with ice and set aside.

    • 2

      Add whiskey and vermouth to mixing shaker and stir well.

    • 3

      Dump ice from cocktail glass.

    • 4

      Strain drink into chilled cocktail glass.

    • 5

      Garnish with cherry and serve.

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