Recipe courtesy of Ted Allen

Classic Manhattan Cocktail

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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Ingredients

Ice

2 parts whiskey

1 part sweet vermouth

1 to 2 dashes bitters, such as Angostura

Orange peel

Real Maraschino Cherries, recipe follows

Real Maraschino Cherries:

1 cup maraschino liqueur

1 pint sour cherries, stemmed and pitted (in a pinch, you can buy a jar of sour cherries in light syrup, and drain the syrup)

Directions

  1. Place ice in a cocktail shaker. Add the whiskey, vermouth and bitters. Rub the orange peel around the rim of the cocktail glass. Strain the drink into the glass. Add 1 to 2 Real Maraschino Cherries and enjoy!

Real Maraschino Cherries:

  1. Bring the liqueur to a simmer, and then turn off the heat. Add the cherries, stir, let cool, and then pour into jars. Refrigerate. Cherries will be tasty for months.

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