If you are not familiar with the Manhattan alcoholic cocktail drink, then it is likely that you do not frequent any bars and clubs, or even if you do, it is likely that your preference of alcoholic beverages are not in the mixed-drinks type. Just so you should know, the Manhattan is actually one of the oldest cocktail drinks in the world. It is relatively in the same age league as that of another popular cocktail drink, the martini. Both martini and Manhattan are nearing the age of 150 years since their time of inception.
Despite being almost a hundred and fifty years old, the popular of the Manhattan has not waned as this classic cocktail drink is still very delicious and very much a delight to drink whenever you are out on bars or when even just making the cocktail yourself at the comforts of your home. The thing is that the Manhattan cocktail, despite being a decade and half old, is actually very easy to concoct. As long as you have the necessary ingredients in making this very elegant cocktail drink, you actually would not have any trouble making it.
The main ingredients in making the classic Manhattan drinks are rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, angostura bitters, and maraschino cherry garnish. A well-prepared Manhattan drink will go down your throat very smoothly. Of course, it is important to take note that the Manhattan cocktail drink is not exactly a drink for beginners. Those who are just starting to drink alcohol should just choose something else as they may not find the alcohol taste of the Manhattan delectable. However, for those who are experience in drinking alcoholic spirits, the Manhattan drink will actually suite them just fine. In fact, the Manhattan will actually be a delight for them.
Here’s a simple step-by-step instruction on how to make a Manhattan drink:
The proper portioning of the ingredients are:
2 oz. Rye Whiskey
½ oz. Sweet Vermouth
2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Maraschino Cherry for Garnish
To make the drink, get a mixing glass and fill it with ice. Place all the liquids and their proper portions inside the mixing glass. Get a bar spoon and stir the ice and liquids gently making it a point that the liquids are not agitated enough to become blurry. Once the liquids have cooled sufficiently, strain it into a cocktail glass. Place a garnish of maraschino cherry. Serve and enjoy.