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.
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 TeamReuse content