Winter Cocktail – Manhattan

In which I post the second of my experiments with a winter cocktail, all in the name of my monthly missions (#32).

This is the second drink we’ve auditioned for the winter cocktail: the Manhattan. This hasn’t surpassed the Old Fashioned for the lead, but was yummier the second time we tried it than the first.

I think that this is stronger tasting than the Old Fashioned, even though they are very similar. Definitely an acquired taste.

Here’s how to mix it:

2 parts whiskey

1 part sweet vermouth

2 dashes bitters

garnish with a maraschino cherry