The Greater Manhattan
A whiskey made primarily from a corn grain mash, aged in charred oak barrels.
A sweet dessert sherry made by adding a sweetener to Oloroso sherry or by blending Oloroso with Pedro Ximénez.
A concentrated aromatic bitters made in Trinidad from water, ethanol, gentian and other herbs and spices; used in many classic cocktails like the Manhattan.
In cocktails, cherries are sweetened in a brine, like maraschino cherries (marr-ə-SKEE-noh) or in brandy, like brandied cherries. They are usually used as a garnish, muddled into the cocktail, or used simple for their sweetened brine.
Stir all ingredients except over ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry. #stir #straight
Adapted from Andrea Immer.