From Chanticleer Society
  • whiskey
  • vermouth
  • aromatic bitters

Stir well with ice to chill. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry, or lemon twist.

Unlike the Martini, recipes for the Manhattan are less controversial. A typical recipe will be 3 parts of whiskey to 1 part of vermouth. When simply referred to as a "Manhattan", it is expected to use sweet vermouth. If the customer prefers theirs to be made with dry vermouth instead, they should ask for a "dry Manhattan". If the customer asks for a "perfect Manhattan", they are wanting it to use both sweet and dry vermouth.