- 1 part Italian vermouth
- 5 parts whiskey
- 1 dash angostura
Stir (never shake) the above in a bar glass with ice. Strain in to a cocktail glass and garnish with a single maraschino cherry – if it does not have a stem, place it on a toothpick.
The Manhattan is normally made with rye whiskey, but you can substitute bourbon if you prefer.