The Manhattan, like all the best classics, is a very simple formula – just whiskey, vermouth and bitters. But it’s a formula that you can tinker with endlessly. However you make it, though, it always lets the spirit shine through, which is why the Manhattan has always been a real whiskey-lover’s drink.
SERVES 1 PREP 5 mins NO COOK EASY V
50ml bourbon or rye whiskey 25ml rosso vermouth
5ml syrup from a jar of maraschino cherries (I used Luxardo) 2 dashes angostura bitters ice for the garnish maraschino cherry a twist of pared lemon
Stir the ingredients with ice in a mixing glass, then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish and serve.
GOOD TO KNOW gluten-free
PER SERVING 163 kcals • fat none • saturates none • carbs 3g • sugars 3g • fibre none • protein none • salt none