Saturday, January 17, 2004
A Manhattan, in other words, is not a glass of cold bourbon with a spritz of sweet vermouth and a cherry in it. A Manhattan, properly understood, is two parts bourbon (although rye is preferred) to one part sweet vermouth.I prefer, actually, a split between sweet and dry vermouth. And bitters are vital -- for a change, try orange bitters if you have them. Rye, yes. Cherry, nothankee.