Friday, September 30, 2011

September Cocktail: The Manhattan

I almost forgot to feature a cocktail this month! Well, here it is, on the last day of September. The Manhattan. This is a very classic cocktail and a favorite in my family. It was my Grandma's favorite cocktail and I always think of her when I have one. She passed away 3 years ago this month at the age of 93. I like to think having a Manhattan every night had something to do with her living such a long life. My husband's grandma passed away a couple of weeks ago, so I decided to dedicate this blog to grandmas. So make a Manhattan and raise your glass. Here's to grandmas!

My Family's Manhattan
You can make this whatever size you want, just make sure the ratio of whiskey to vermouth is 2:1.
serves 1

2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 oz. Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey (such as Wild Turkey 101 or Jim Beam)
1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
2 maraschino cherries
1 splash maraschino cherry juice

Fill a rocks glass 1/2 full with ice. Add the bitters. Add the whiskey, vermouth and cherry juice and stir. Garnish with cherries.

1 comment:

  1. Manhattans are all my grandpa drinks. Which just reminds me...Thanksgiving is coming up (my mind works in weird and mysterious ways;)) Have a great weekend, Dianne!!