You only need three main ingredients to make this classic bourbon Manhattan at home. You’ll need bourbon, sweet vermouth and angostura bitters. Then, if you want, finish it off with orange peel and a maraschino cherry for garnish.
2 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey
1 ounce sweet vermouth
2 to 3 dashes aromatic bitters (We use Angostura)
Maraschino cherry, for garnish
Orange peel, for garnish
Fill a martini glass to the brim with ice so it chills while you make the Manhattan.
Add whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters to a shaker or glass with a few ice cubes, and then stir or gently shake. Do not over do it, you do not want the ice to water down the drink. Discard ice from martini glass then strain Manhattan into the chilled glass and garnish with cherry and orange peel.