|2 fl oz||Dewar's 12 Year Old Scotch whisky|
|1 fl oz||Martini Rosso vermouth|
|2 dash||Angostura or other aromatic bitters|
|1⁄6 fl oz||Maraschino syrup (from cherry jar) (optional)|
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A Sweet Manhattan made with Scotch in place of bourbon. The dry, peaty whisky and bitters ensure it's not too sweet.
'Highland', made with orange bitters instead of Angostura.
Created in 1894 at New York's Waldorf - Astoria Hotel (the Empire State Building occupies the site today) and named, not after the Scottish folk hero and outlaw Robert Roy MacGregor, but after the Broadway show that was showing at the time.
Our Manhattan cocktail page features a detailed history and other variants.