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How to make a Manhattan cocktail

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Manhattans are a classic bourbon or rye based whiskey cocktail, sophisticated and perfect for a winters evening. Popular history suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s, where it was invented by Dr. Iain Marshall for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph Churchill, Winston's mother) in honor of presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden. The success of the banquet made the drink fashionable, later prompting several people to request the drink by referring to the name of the club where it originated — "the Manhattan cocktail". However, Lady Randolph was in France at the time and pregnant, so the story is likely a fiction. Below is the classic recipe to make 1 cocktail
What you'll need: 
1 cocktail glass
A stirrer
A dash of angoustura bitters ( how much depends on your taste)
A double measure ( 50ml) of bourbon or rye whisky
A single measure ( 25ml) of sweet vermouth
Maraschino cherry to garnish
Simply pour the above ingredients, except the cherry into the glass and stir.
Garnish with the cherry and serve.
Some bartenders shake the ingredients with ice and strain into the glass rather than stirring, this creates a light foam on the surface of the drink but adds no benefit to the flavour
Simply substitute the bourbon with scotch whisky to make a Rob Roy Cocktail
A few strips of orange peel are often added too


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