RECIPE

Perfect Manhattan

PATRICK SPEARS/SUPERCALL

There are those who consider the Manhattan a little sweet for their tastes. Enter the Perfect Manhattan—a recipe variation that calls for equal parts dry and sweet vermouth for a more balanced version of the classic cocktail. Though we believe Manhattans should always be made with rye, bourbon is also an acceptable option, especially in this dry, bracing cocktail.

FLAVOR PROFILE
Sweet, Dry
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz rye
  • .75 oz dry vermouth
  • .75 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Brandied cherry, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add all ingredients save for the garnish to a mixing glass with ice and stir until cold.

Step two

Strain into a chilled coupe glass, and garnish with a brandied cherry.

Contributed by Supercall

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