Some say Mad Men has brought a resurgence of some old school cocktails like the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan. I say hooray for old school cocktails! With the new season of Mad Men just around the corner, you might want to brush up on your bar tending skills. Here's my Manhattan recipe (following the pics):
1 1/2 shots of Seagrams 7
1/2 shot sweet vermouth
2 good shakes Angostora's bitters
2 maraschino cherries (preferably with stems)
Fill a cocktail glass with ice and a bit of water so it can chill while you make the drink. In cocktail shaker, add ice, Seagrams 7, vermouth, and bitters. Shake to mix and chill. Empty water and ice from cocktail glass and add two cherries. Strain mixture from cocktail shaker over cherries. Enjoy!
Oh yes, I know, I know. There are differing opinions on how to make this classic drink. Some prefer rye. Some say stir, don't shake. Some say one cherry, not two. I say, "Shut up and drink!"