The Manhattan is a classically cool drink and is often referred to as the Cary Grant of cocktails. It was created for a party at The Manhattan Club in 1874. According to Hemingway and Bailey's Bartending Guide, Lady Randolph Churchill (that would be Winston's mummy) took the first sip, lifted her glass and toasted, "To Manhattan".
Pour bourbon, vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with cherry.
I do enjoy a good Manhattan on occasion, but only one as more than that and I am in trouble! That said, being that it is Thursday and it has been a long week, let's join Mrs. Churchill is saying, "To Manhattan". Cheers!
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