Perfect Manhattan

Chill cocktail glass. Stir whiskey, vermouth, and one dash of bitters over ice. Put the other dash of bitters in the cocktail glass. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry or a lemon twist.

Prep Time 1 minute
Servings 1
Category Cocktail
Tags Aperitif, Classic, Elegant
Proof 57.9
Strength 1.5 standard drinks
Glass Cocktail Glass
Temp Cold

I split the bitters between the shaker and the glass because I like to fortify the flavor of the bitters in this drink.

You may, of course, use bourbon instead of rye. I prefer rye. The ratio of whiskey to vermouth can vary from about 4:1 to 2:1.

Also, you can substitute Peychaud's or orange bitters.

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