A foundational American cocktail. The name of which is not easily traced to the populous island where it is often enjoyed. This elegant drink requires a gentle touch and the Italian vermouth must not be overlooked. A 2:1 ratio is widely accepted as the standard. This cocktail can be made with bourbon or rye whiskey. We prefer rye because it results in a drier Manhattan with a subtle spice.
- In a mixing glass or shaker combine ingredients, add ice and stir for 8-10 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass or in a rocks glass, over ice. Garnish with cherry or orange peel.