We all know about the Manhattan. It is a classic cocktail. Here is my preferred version:
- Use Rye for the whiskey. Rittenhouse Bottled-in-Bond is my go-to.
- Use Carpano Antica for the sweet vermouth
- Use orange bitters instead of regular aromatic bitters for a bit more flavor. I like both Regan’s and Angostura Orange (or a dash of each!)
- I like to garnish with an orange peel instead of a brandied cherry. Try to get as little pith as possible. Try flaming the orange peel for extra flavor.
If you like the Manhattan, you might also like the Midtown Manhattan.