Vintage 50’s Rye Manhattan

The Manhattan Cocktail is one of the most recognized cocktail names, with a recipe that has remained largely stable for a hundred years. It is a strong drink and it amplifies rather than softens the flavor of the whiskey that is its base. This classic is an excellent aperitif to any dinner party.


2 oz Fremont Mischief Rye Whiskey
1 oz Carpano Antica, Italian (sweet) vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 amarena cherries


Add the rye, vermouth, and bitters to a pint glass half-full of ice. Stir until very cold, about 40 seconds.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.Can be served in either a classic martini or a coup glass.

Skewer the 2 cherries onto a pick and lay in.