PM&M Happy Hour – The Manhattan


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It’s time for another Happy Hour brought to you by Points, Miles & Martinis. This time we bring you the Manhattan cocktail from Manhattan. Hat tip to DFWSkyLink for capturing this cocktail.

Manhattan

Manhattan

How To Make A Manhattan

  • 2 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1-2 dash of Angostura Bitters
  • Stir not shaken
  • Serve in cocktail glass or less frequently an old fashioned glass on the rocks
  • Garnish with a maraschino Cherry

Bottom Line

Tweaking this drink just a little will give you a different taste. You can also make your Manhattan with Bourbon instead of Whiskey, if your from the South or Midwest.

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Comments

  1. thanks, as always, P, M & M!

    Manhattan is my #1 drink (which likely explains my headache this morning). And, I agree with scott – shaken. usually Maker’s Mark.

    are you saving the Mint Julep for Kentucky Derby?

  2. @ Scott when you shake drinks you actually lose a lot of the flavors; sure it gets really cold and you get ice crystals, but your also masking the full flavor of the whiskey in the cocktail. (Bitters actually makes it sweeter too 😉 )

  3. I actually prefer mine made with Jack Daniels. Domestically, do any of the airlines stock sweet vermouth in first? Although I don’t fly Delta too often, I love going into their Sky Club as throughout the system the bar attendants know what a Manhattan is. No so with Continental/United. As a side note, at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, none of the bars stock cherries. For the first time in years I found out that it is just not the same without the cherry.

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