Whisky Friday – The Whisky Manhattan

Posted on Fri, December 02, 2016 in Greatest Hits, by Paul Weinert

This is my go to drink when I want to feel fancy and dignified. The classic manhattan. It’s strong, smooth and a downright velvety delight. It’s also super easy to make.

You’ll need only a few ingredients:

  1. Whisky. I’ld recommend a Rye, but any sort of Bourbon would also do. (Don’t get to fancy and waste a great whisky on a cocktail.)
  2. Sweet Vermouth
  3. Angostura Bitters
  4. Ice
  5. Cocktail Shaker

It’s really easy to make, we’re going to mix everything up real cold in the cocktail shaker.

  1. In a cocktail shaker, fill it with with ice.
  2. Pour 3 Oz of Whisky
  3. Pour ¾ Oz of Sweet Vermouth
  4. 4 dashes of Angostura bitters.

Now for the moment of truth.

If you want to feel posh, stir it up for about 30 seconds. Otherwise, shake it up. You want to see cold on the outside of the shaker and get about 40% of the ice to dilute. It should be a nice reddish brown color.

Pour into a Martini glass and for an extra flourish add a maraschino cherry. Enjoy!

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