My husband has been making terrific Manhattans for years. He recently began experimenting with different brands and bitters. The orange bitters have this wonderful orange peel and clove aroma that is intoxicating.
Makes one large drink, or two dainty ones.
- 3 oz. Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon
- 1 oz. Italian sweet vermouth
- 2 generous dashes West Indian Orange Bitters, we used Fee Brothers
- Maraschino cherries with stems
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Stir to chill, do not shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.