There are so many Manhattan recipes out there to try but some key pieces of any ingredient should be:
-the glass is cold (chilled in the freezer for a few minutes)
-the drink should be served cold
-the best glass is one with a stem so that your hands don’t warm the glass
-add cherry juice to your Manhattan and be liberal with the juice
-you can use a different Maraschino cherry (dark or light)
-there are different brands of sweet Vermouth which may give you a different taste
-there are different brands of whiskey which can also give you a different taste. Bulleit Rye is another common whisky that is used. Or you can use Whistle Pig 100% rye, dry and spicy, pepper and subtle cinnamon.
As with any recipe, it is fun to experience with different types and name brands which helps you to figure out what you like and don’t like. This is a very heavy alcohol drink. Mr. TAL’s advice is to put some time in between taste testing your various recipes :-).
A great recourse on How To Make The Perfect Manhattan – https://www.drinkhacker.com/2017/01/07/how-to-mix-a-flawless-manhattan-cocktail/
Looking for more drink or coffee recipes to enjoy over the holidays, try my previous recipes here:
Although I do not like Whisky, Thomas’ Manhattan has a delicious smell and combined with these dehydrated oranges I had just made, the kitchen smelled of cinnamon spices. Fruit is a great way to add color to your drinks. I used these oranges for a craft project but slicing one and adding it to a drink would be fun as well. Interested in making dried oranges? Just slice them, sprinkle with cinnamon, and dehydrate at 160 degrees for 4 hours. Dehydrated fruit can be used to add decor to a tree, table setting, gift wrap, craft projects, drinks, or in a bowl with other nuts and fruits as potpourri.
- 1 glass for mixing
- 1 glass for drinking
- 2 oz Whistle Pig Rye 100% Proof Aged 10 Years
- 1 oz Italian (sweet) Vermouth
- 2 dashes aromatic bitters
- 1 Maraschino cherry garnish
- Add the Whistle Pig, vermouth, and bitters to a glass or shaker half-full of ice. Stir until very cold, about 40 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and spoon the cherry in.
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