If you are new to the north and like to imbibe from time to time I encourage you to become friends with the Rye Manhattan. It will bring warmth to your cheeks and belly, and when you look outside and only see gray and rain, sleet and snow, this brown friend will be a comforting companion. Please enjoy.
3 ounces rye (I like Templeton or Bulleit)
½ ounce dry vermouth (Dolin is my favorite brand)
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 thick strip of lemon peel
- Stir all ingredients except lemon peel with ice in a mixing glass for 30 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled martini glass, whose interior has been rubbed with the lemon peel.
- Twist lemon peel over the drink and use it as a garnish.
- If you prefer cherries, like me, use cherries instead of the lemon peel. Or use both!
Download recipe as PDF: Rye-Manhattan-Recipe