The exact origin of the Manhattan, as with many cocktails, is uncertain. Altier’s version is adapted from the legendary Harry Johnson’s Bartender's Manual, first published in 1900. The book is beloved by bartenders for its focus on the craft and service of bartending, in addition to its basic recipes. Johnson's Manhattan is brightened by the addition of orange liqueur; it works just as well with orange bitters.
Classic ManhattanAdapted from Marshall Altier, Jbird, New York City
Yield: 1 cocktail
Cook Time: 10 minutes