Photo courtesy of Melanie Estopinal
  • Base Spirit Whiskey
  • Preparation Stirred
  • Flavor Boozy
  • Served Up

There are many romantic stories about the origins of the Manhattan, one even involving Winston Churchill’s mother. However, truth be told, no one is quite sure where the drink came from or if it even came from Manhattan.

What is known is that the Manhattan came of age in the 1880’s and by the turn of the century, it was one of the most popular libations in America. The drink’s popularity waned and waxed with generations, but it has always remained an essential part of the canon. The American Whiskey resurgence of the 20-teens has only increased the popularity of the Manhattan,

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Print Recipe
  1. Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass
  2. Garnish with a cherry or lemon twist

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