Recipe by Nar Hk
Yes!! This is the king of all cocktails!! Well . . . that’s our definition of this classic. Just like the Martini's ancestor, the “Martinez,” the original Manhattan was another vermouth-based cocktail consisting of one part rye whiskey, two parts Italian (sweet red) vermouth, bitters, and a very small amount of Curacao liqueur. According to history, it was invented in a Broadway bar in the 1860’s—hence the name Manhattan. Once it grew in popularity, the Manhattan evolved as bartenders sought to make it a better-balanced drink, and a Manhattan with equal parts whiskey and vermouth soon appeared. In 1891, New York bartender William Schmidt, in his book The Flowing Bowl, presented a Manhattan with two parts whiskey to one part vermouth, stirred with ice, and that is how the cocktail is most widely accepted today, over a century later. The recipe below can be made with our Complete Manhattan Cocktail Kit and is a result of the modification.
- Rye Whiskey: 1 3/4oz.
- Sweet Red Vermouth 3/4oz.
- Angostura Bitters: 5 to 6 drops
How to mix it:
- Pour all ingredients into your pint glass.
- Fill with fresh cubed ice and stir with the bar spoon for about 15s.
- Then strain into a previously chilled 5-ounce cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a maraschino cherry.