64 MAKE MINE A MANHATTAN
Those Sex and the City girls may have made the Cosmopolitan fashionable, but native New Yorkers will tell you that the cocktail of choice hereabouts is the Manhattan. Don’t mind if we do. Dating back to the 1860s, it’s a simple blend of 50ml of Rye whisky, 20ml of sweet red vermouth and a dash of Angostura bitters. Stirred over ice, strained into a chilled martini glass and garnished with a maraschino cherry – though serving on the rocks in a lowball glass is acceptable too – the Manhattan is the perfect pre- dinner aperitif.