Not Your Grandma’s Manhattan

I always associated Manhattans as being a drink for old people. But this isn’t your grandma’s Manhattan. (Though I guess I am getting older.) What makes this Manhattan special? Using dry and sweet vermouth keeps this cocktail from turning too sweet.

2 ounces good bourbon (like Woodford Reserve or Maker’s Mark)
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
A maraschino cherry to garnish

Combine the whiskey, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth and bitters in a cocktail shaker, add ice, and stir until chilled. Strain the mixture into a glass–preferably chilled. Garnish it with a lemon twist.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine and Caribbean Travel & Life, Heather is chauffeur to 3 busy kids; the president of her Home and School Association; and VP of Marketing for TipsFromTown. And she's passionate about all 3!


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