Make Ahead

Perfect Manhattan

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June 16, 2015
Photo by Bobbi Lin
Author Notes

This cocktail can be anything to anyone—especially if you use equal parts sweet and dry vermouth, as this “perfect Manhattan” does, which unbuttons the dark, boozy collar of a regular Manhattan just the right amount. Is it perfect? I don’t know if you’ll think it is, but I might make one soon to find out. —Food52

  • Serves 1
Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 ounces Bulleit rye
  • 1/3 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/3 ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Combine everything save for the cherries in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir a good 10 to 15 seconds, depending on the size of your ice cubes.
  2. Strain into coupes or lowballs, and garnish with a cherry if you like.

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