Two cocktails
Some folks use a twist of citrus in their Manhattans and, yes, if you look around, there are a good number of people who “go rogue” with the cocktail and I recently read an article about some hardy soul that used 4 parts rye to 1 part vermouth, and even used non-rye in his. (I prefer rye.) But I am interested in trying these with half sweet vermouth, and half dry, which is called a Perfect Manhattan. I guess another trip to the liquor store is in order. Cheers!
4 ounces rye whiskey
2 ounces sweet vermouth
2 dashes of bitters
2 candied cherries or maraschino cherries, skewered on toothpicks
1. Fill a small pitcher or cocktail shaker about half-full of ice and add the rye, vermouth and a few dashes of a favorite bitters. Stir semi-leisurely for about a minute, to chill the mixture.
2. Put the cherries into two chilled cocktail glasses and strain the Manhattan mixture between them.