The Bulleit Manhattan

Posted on by Chris Pilie

Barbara loves a good Cosmo so when I feel like joining her in drinking out of the iconic cocktail glass or a fancy "swerve" glass, I drink a Bulleit Manhattan. Ahhh... yes the Manhattan is the manly version of the cosmo. Instead of vodka and cranberry, a Bulleit Manhattan has bourbon and sweet vermouth. To top it off there is a slight bit of Maraschino cherry juice and a Maraschino cherry for garnish. There is all kind of history behind the Manhattan. It was originally created by Dr. Iain Marshall for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome, who was the mother of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, honoring former Governor of New York and Democratic Presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden. So if you wish to have a nice late evening cocktail give a Manhattan a whirl. If you do not have access to Bulleit Bourbon just use Crown or Makers.

 1  1 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
 2  1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
 3  1 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice
 1  Fill shaker 3/4 full with crushed ice
 2  Add Bourbon, vermouth, and cherry juice
 3  Shake, strain and pour over cherry garnish in cocktail glass