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A Manhattan is one of the first of the "new fashioned" cocktails. Previously, virtually all drinks referred to as a "Cocktail" followed the pattern of "Spirit + Sugar + Water + Bitters". It would be this new-fangled style of cocktail which would bring rise to the term "Old Fashioned" as referring to a cocktail made in the old fashioned way.
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==Basic Recipe==
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'''Manhattan'''
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* 2 ounces whiskey
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* 1 ounce sweet vermouth
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* 2 dashes aromatic bitters
 
Stir well with ice to chill. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry, or lemon twist.
 
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.
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Unlike the [[Martini]], recipes for the Manhattan are less controversial. A typical recipe will be 2 or 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.
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==See Also==
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* Philip Greene, [https://www.amazon.com/dp/1454918314 '''''The Manhattan: The Story of the First Modern Cocktail'''''] Sterling Epicure (May 24, 2016)
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==External Links==
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_(drink) Manhattan] (Wikipedia)
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* [https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-strangely-cool-origin-story-of-the-manhattan The Strangely Cool Origin Story of the Manhattan] (TheDailyBeast.com, Jul. 13, 2017)

Revision as of 14:37, 11 February 2020

A Manhattan is one of the first of the "new fashioned" cocktails. Previously, virtually all drinks referred to as a "Cocktail" followed the pattern of "Spirit + Sugar + Water + Bitters". It would be this new-fangled style of cocktail which would bring rise to the term "Old Fashioned" as referring to a cocktail made in the old fashioned way.

Basic Recipe

Manhattan

  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes 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 2 or 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.

See Also


External Links