My buddy came over and we continued our testing of classic cocktails. It was Manhattans this night.
The recipe for this cocktail is at the end of the post.
I put the whiskey, vermouth and bitters in a cocktail shaker that was 1/2 filled with ice.
Stir the cocktail until the shaker is very cold. Put a maraschino cherry in the bottom of a small highball glass and strain the cocktail over it.
This makes a very nice Manhattan. It isn’t my favourite cocktail. I don’t like the fruity notes of the vermouth in my whiskey but that is personal taste. I wouldn’t turn one down if I was offered one!