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Perfect Bourbon Manhattans

Makes2 drinks
  • Active time:5 min
  • Start to finish:5 min
December 2007
When this classic cocktail was invented, in the late 1800s, it called for rye. Here, bourbon gets to be the star, and the combination of sweet and dry vermouth makes our version “perfect.”
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) bourbon
  • 1 oz (2 tablespoons) sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz (2 tablespoons) dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish:

    maraschino cherries
  • Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with cracked ice, then add all ingredients and shake or stir well. Strain into 2 chilled Martini glasses.