manhattan cocktail
manhattan istock

The key to a great cocktail is proper preparation. Too much of one element will throw off the balance, so take your time and measure the ingredients; free pouring is not going to please your taste buds here.


2 oz. Rittenhouse Rye
1 oz. sweet vermouth
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
1 maraschino cherry


• Combine all ingredients except the cherry in a mixing glass with ice. Stir 30 times.

• Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.