|2 fl oz||Bourbon whiskey|
|5⁄6 fl oz||Martini Rosso vermouth|
|2 dash||Angostura Aromatic Bitters|
|1⁄24 fl oz||Maraschino syrup (from cherry jar) (optional)|
I must confess to preferring my Manhattans served "Sweet", or "Perfect" at a push. The Manhattan is complex, challenging and moreish. Best of all, it's available in a style to suit every palate.
If you favour a generously proportioned Martini glass, then up this recipe to 75ml/2.5oz bourbon, 30ml/1oz sweet vermouth, 3 dashes bitters, and maraschino syrup to taste (max 5ml).
Manhattan Dry and Manhattan Perfect. Also served over ice in an old-fashioned glass.
Our Manhattan cocktail page features a detailed history and common variants.