The earliest unequivocal reference to a Manhattan cocktail dates back to September 1882 where it is described as "a mixture of whiskey, vermouth and bitters." Such was the Manhattan then, such it is now, such shall it ever be, world without end.


  • 60 ml Rye whisky
  • 30 ml Italian vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 Maraschino cherry for garnishing
  • 1 cocktail glass
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The Process

Combine whisky, vermouth, and bitters in a cocktail mixing glass. Then add ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a dash of Maraschino cherry.

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