The Manhattan is an old cocktail beverage that was invented in New York almost a century ago. Despite being one of the oldest cocktail drinks you can find, the fact that this alcoholic mixed drink cocktail beverage is still around and still able to hold its ground because it is simply a great drink to have. The popularity of this drink is evident that the drink itself has not lost its touch despite being in competition with other newly-invented cocktail drinks around.
The main choice of spirit for making a Manhattan is whiskey. There are those that prefer Canadian whiskey when their Manhattan is being prepared. Aside from this, there are also those who prefer a more particular type of whiskey in preparing a Manhattan. There are some who prefer bourbon whiskey, Irish whiskey, or Tennessee whiskey over anything else. Some on the other hand prefer the un-aged white whiskey. On the other hand, if you prefer something that is more of on the traditional side of the Manhattan, the likely ones to have been used when the drink was originally prepared and invented, you may want to opt using rye whiskey.
If you are serious in wanting to learn how to make a Manhattan with rye whiskey, it is vital that you first prepare all the ingredients you will be using to make this mixed drink alcoholic cocktail. The ingredients for making the Manhattan are:
1½ oz. Rye Whiskey
½ oz. Benedictine
½ oz. Vermouth
3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
1 Maraschino Cherry
To make the Manhattan using rye whiskey as its main whiskey spirit, take your mixing glass and fill it with lots of ice. Now get your rye whiskey and pour the appropriate amounts inside the mixing glass along with the ice. Add in your Benedictine and your vermouth – both with appropriate measured amounts. Place three dashes of Angostura Bitters. Now get your bar spoon and mist the contents very carefully.
When stirring the liquids with the ice inside the mixing glass, avoid being too rash, quick, or vigorous to avoid clouding up the resulting mixed liquid cocktail. Once the drink has been fully mixed and has gotten cold enough from being exposed to the ice, strain the content of your mixing glass onto your martini glass or any other type of serving glass. Add in your maraschino cherry garnish inside the drink. Congratulations! Your first Manhattan with dry whiskey is done. As your reward, taste and enjoy the drink you have prepared.