A Manhattan is a beautiful and simple drink. You really appreciate it when you have to start making cocktails with more than three ingredients. Here’s a sure-fire way to make a delicious Manhattan, and an easy way to remember how to do it.
Start with 2 oz of Bourbon. If you’re at home making cocktails, don’t be afraid to buy/use a jigger to get things precise. For starters, I would use Bulleit Bourbon, or Makers Mark is always a good go-to. I also like Woodford Reserve.
Next, use 1 oz of Sweet Vermouth. This will smooth things out with the drink, and sweeten it up.
After that, 2 dashes of Bitters, and you’ve got yourself a Manhattan.
2 oz Bourbon, 1 oz of Sweet Vermouth, 2 dashes of Bitters. (And a cherry).
And do you know what the Area Code for Manhattan is?
Drum roll please…