A true classic, this cocktail never disappoints. It's more savory and less sweet than an Old Fashioned which has the same ingredients but adds simple syrup. Popular history suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the mid-1870. It was invented by Iain Marshall for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of Winston) in honor of presidential candidate Samuel Tilden. The success of the banquet made the drink fashionable, later prompting several people to request the drink by referring to the name of the club where it originated—"the Manhattan cocktail".
You will need:
2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Orange and amorino cherry for garnish
Put the first 3 ingredients in a mixing glass with a lot of ice. Stir well, for about 30 seconds. Strain into a high ball glass with a large cube of ice, and garnish with cherry and orange.