The Manhattan cocktail is made by stirring together rye or Canadian whiskey with sweet red vermouth and a dash of bitters. The drink is usually finished with a cocktail cherry and is traditionally served in a cocktail glass.
MANHATTAN. 2 dashes angostura bitters, 1 ounce sweet vermouth, 2 1/2 ounces bourbon (such as Buffalo Trace), 1 maraschino cherry. Fill a short glass 2/3 full with ice. Add bitters, vermouth, and bourbon. Add cherry (and crush it against the side of the glass with a spoon). Stir.
The Black Manhattan 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey (Buffalo Trace, Bulleit 10) 1 oz Averna 1–2 dashes Angostura bitters Stir all ingredients with ice until cold; strain into a well-chilled cocktail stem. Garnish with a brandied cherry.