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Classic Manhattan Cocktail

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2 ounces rye whiskey
1 ounce sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Ice cubes
Maraschino cherries, for garnish


In a mixing glass, combine the rye, vermouth and bitters. Fill with ice and stir with a cocktail spoon until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe or other cocktail glass and garnish with the cherries. Serve.

Photo: Ramona King

About the recipe

This classic cocktail is traditionally made with rye whiskey, but you can certainly make it with bourbon if you prefer. Add as many cherry garnishes as you'd like.