Mixing Up a Classic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Manhattan Cocktail
The Manhattan is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century. It is a simple yet sophisticated drink that is perfect for any occasion. This cocktail is made with just a few ingredients, but the key is to use high-quality ingredients to create a delicious smooth finished product. In this article, we will take you step-by-step through the process of making a Manhattan cocktail that is sure to impress your friends family.
Before you begin making your Manhattan cocktail, it is important to gather all of the necessary ingredients. Here is what you will need:
- 2 oz. Rye Whiskey
- 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
- Dash of Angostura Bitters
- Cherry (for garnish)
Now that you have your ingredients, it is time to start mixing your Manhattan cocktail. Here is a step-by-step guide to making the perfect Manhattan:
Step 1: Fill a mixing glass with ice
Take a mixing glass fill it with ice. Make sure to use plenty of ice to ensure that your cocktail stays cold.
Step 2: Add the ingredients
Add the rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, a dash of Angostura bitters to the mixing glass.
Step 3: Stir
Using a bar spoon, stir the ingredients in the mixing glass for about 30 seconds. This will help to combine the flavors ensure that your cocktail is perfectly mixed.
Step 4: Strain
Strain the cocktail mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. You can use a Hawthorne or Julep strainer to remove any ice or solid ingredients from your cocktail.
Step 5: Garnish
Finally, garnish your cocktail with a cherry. You can add one or two cherries, depending on your preference.
Making a Manhattan cocktail is easy once you know the steps. With just a few ingredients, you can create a delicious sophisticated cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Remember to use high-quality ingredients to ensure that your Manhattan is smooth flavorful. Following this step-by-step guide, you can impress your friends family with your mixology skills enjoy a tasty cocktail at the same time.