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How to Make the Ideal Manhattan Cocktail

By Robert J. Matthews

Ingredients

2 oz (60 ml) rye whiskey or bourbon 1 oz (30 ml) sweet vermouth 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters Maraschino cherry, for garnish Orange twist, for garnish

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Add the rye whiskey (or bourbon), sweet vermouth, and Angostura bitters to the mixing glass.

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Stir the ingredients well for about 15-20 seconds to chill the mixture.

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Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini or coupe glass.

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Garnish with a maraschino cherry and express the oil from an orange twist over the drink by giving it a twist over the surface, then drop the twist into the glass.

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Enjoy your classic Manhattan cocktail!

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Fill a mixing glass with ice.

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