The Manhattan, a classic cocktail invented during the late 19th century, has many origin stories. The most prevalent suggests it hails from The Manhattan Club and, according to legend, came to fruition when it was created for a party thrown by Winston Churchhill's mother. With the success of the party came the success of the cocktail, with many of the revelers later requesting the drink by the name of the club where it originated. While the story hasn’t been able to be verified (and Lady Churchhill may have actually been in England pregnant with Winston at the time) the cocktail continues to be found on menus throughout NYC.
Prepare this world-renowned cocktail, take a sip and start dreaming! Imagine yourself strolling through New York City, reveling in its old-world charm mixed with modern-day life, all while the hustle and bustle exhilarates you. And, when the time is right, we’re here to help you visit!
For your own taste of New York city,try the recipe below.
2 oz whiskey
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 to 2 dashes Angostura bitters
Maraschino cherries (garnish)
- Stir the wiskey, vermouth, and bitters with ice.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with Maraschino cherries.
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