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Are you looking for an old school cocktail? Is 1870 old enough for you? Because in the 1870's Winston Churchill's mother was hosting a party for then presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden. This cocktail was created especially for the banquet and it was a big hit. After that, people started asking for the drink by the name of the club where the party was held, The Manhattan Cocktail. Personally, I would have called it the Mother Churchill's Cocktail but I wasn't born for another 100 years, so I didn't have a say in the matter.

Manhattan Recipe
2.5 ounces Canadian Whiskey (Kentucky Bourbon or Rye can also be used)
1 ounce Sweet Vermouth
Dash Angostura Bitters
1 Maraschino Cherry

Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Strain into a martini glass or an old fashioned glass on the rocks
Add Cherry

Dry Manhattan - Make it with dry vermouth instead of sweet vermouth and serve it with a twist.
Perfect Manhattan - Make it with equal parts dry and sweet vermouth.

Posted by Anthony 1:55 PM  


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