Manhattan Cocktail (No. 2)

Manhattan Cocktail No. 2

MANHATTAN COCKTAIL. (No. 2.)

1 Dash Angostura Bitters.
2/3 Canadian Club Whisky. (1 1/2 oz Pikesville Rye Whiskey. Sorry Canadians.)
1/3 Ballor Italian Vermouth. (3/4 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth)

Shake (I stirred) well, strain into cocktail glass, with cherry. (Uh, oops. And damn I have some really good cherries!).

(Named after the island on which New York City Stands.)

Anyway, this, to me, is pretty much the quintessential Manhattan.

2/3 Rye Whiskey, 1/3 Italian Vermouth, with a dash of bitters. If I had to pick one cocktail that I was gonna be stuck with for the rest of my life, this would be it.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.

4 thoughts on “Manhattan Cocktail (No. 2)

  1. Pingback: Manhattan Cocktail, Cold and Dusky « Cold Glass

  2. Yep, I’d have to agree, that if I was stuck with one cocktail, this would be it for me as well. What Italian Vermouth do you use?

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