Oh, how I love a Manhattan. It’s smooth, and warm, and slightly sweet, and, above all else, so, so good. When the week has been especially bad, or I feel that I have been particularly good, I will treat myself to one or three while we watch a movie. This is one of those cocktails that require top shelf liquor, and I keep Maker’s Mark in the house for just this purpose. I like mine “up” in a martini glass, but you can enjoy in a rocks glass over ice as well.
2 measure of Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whisky
1 measure Sweet Vermouth
1 dash of Bitters
1 dash Maraschino Juice
1 Maraschino Cherry
- Stash your martini glass into the freezer as soon as you decide to make your cocktail.
- Pull out the shaker and load it with about a glassful of ice.
- Add in the first 4 ingredients.
- Shake vigorously.
- Pour it into your chilled glass, drop in your cherry, and enjoy.