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The Manhattan

Description

This cocktail was created at the Manhattan Club in the 1870s for a banquet thrown by Jenny Jerome—Winston Churchill's mother—for Samuel Tilden, a prominent politician at the time. -Gary Regan and Mardee Haidin Regan

Spirit
Rye
Ingredients
2-1/2 ounces straight rye whiskey
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 maraschino cherry, for garnish
Directions
Stir all the ingredients except for the garnish together over ice, stir well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.