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
ounces Bulleit rye
ounce sweet vermouth
ounce dry vermouth
Maraschino cherries, for garnish
- 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.
- Strain into coupes or lowballs, and garnish with a cherry if you like.
- This recipe is a Community Pick!