One of the most basic yet one of the most difficult cocktails to get right, the Manhattan is the Godfather of cocktails.
The secret to making a Manhattan is choosing the best ingredients, measuring them super accurately and making sure the drink is as cold as it can possibly be.
My perfect Manhattan is made from;
45ml of Rye or Bourbon Whiskey (Woodford Reserve)
15ml of Dolin Rouge sweet vermouth.
1 dash of Angostura bitters.
Pour the ingredients into a a shaker, fill with ice and stir for about 20 seconds before straining into a chilled coupette (or martini) glass.