Sweet Manhattan cocktail recipe

Try a cherry, chocolate or orange bitter for subtle flavour differences

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There are a number of origins suggested for this drink, most dating back to the 19 Century, but no one doubts it’s a classic.

Use a premium bourbon such as Maker’s Mark and get creative with the bitters you use - the original Manhattan calls for Angostura bitters but there are many to choose from. Try a cherry, chocolate or orange bitter for subtle flavour differences in your Sweet Manhattan. Gerry’s on Old Compton St, Soho have a wide variety of bitters to choose from.

Glass: Martini

Garnish: Maraschino cherry

75 ml Maker's Mark bourbon

4ml Maraschino syrup (from cherry jar)

30ml Martini Rosso sweet vermouth

3 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters

Method: STIR all ingredients with ice and STRAIN into chilled glass.

Amanda Humphrey, mixologist from The Mixxit Team

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