Original recipe yields 1 servings
not very authentic as far as Manhattans go, but I'm biased because I live there.
Manhattans are great, however, I would recommend 3/4 of an ounce of sweet vermouth, and a dash of angostura bitters. Because all the ingredients in a manhattan are clear you should stir rather than shake this cocktail. Use a mixing glass, add the ingredients (except the cherry), fill glass with ice, stir for about 15 seconds, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, add the cherry. Enjoy.
Actually I like the fact that this is a bit different. You can go anywhere and get the usual Manhatten, but this "shakes it up a bit."