Another week, another cocktail! I was suffering from migraines two weekends ago and so I abstained from the liquor this time. Eric was forced to drink alone, so I learned how to make his favorite (for now) drink, the Manhattan.
Wikipedia states of the Manhattan that “It has been called a drinking man’s cocktail—strong, urbane, and simple. It has also been called the ‘king of cocktails.'” Typically made with Whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters it is served either straight up or over ice in a lowball (or old-fashioned)glass and garnished with a Maraschino cherry with a stem. Wikipedia also mentions that “A popular history suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s”.
Eric’s Manhattan consisted of three parts Glenlivet 12 year old Single Malt Whisky to one part Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth and a dash of bitters. He took his over ice with two cherries. Using Scotch Whiskey technically makes this a Rob Roy, but nonetheless, he ordered a Manhattan and I was happy to make it for him.