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