Bushmills Manhattan

Bushmills Manhattan

Manhattan’s history, like most drinks, is not as clear as there are many ideas around the origin.  A popular history suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s.  The original Manhattan was a mix of American Whiskey, Italian Vermouth and Angostura bitters.  Considered one of the classic drinks it is still served in bars all over the world.  This drink should be mixed with the best Whiskey you can afford as combined with the bitters the flavors are sharp and very enjoyable when you move towards the high end.  Ours is mixed with Bushmills and affordable Whiskey that stands up well to the bitters.

Ingredients: 
2 oz Scotch-whiskey
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
maraschino cherry for garnish
Preparation: 

In a rocks glass half-filled with ice cubes, combine the whiskey, sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters.  Stir then garnish with a cherry.