The hugely varied Manhattan is the most famous of the 5 cocktails named after the boroughs of New York which also include the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
My favourite version is the Sweet Manhattan which includes maraschino cherry syrup. I really enjoy its fascinating complexity.
How to serve it
- In a mixing glass, add all the ingredients.
- Add plenty of ice and stir.
- Strain into a chilled Martini glass.
- Garnish with a twist of orange (discard) and a maraschino cherry.