I know the traditional way to make a Manhattan but I was wondering if anyone here had something that could spice it up? We are looking into gathering a few recipes so we can start a collection, it seems my better half has decided we need to "entertain more".
My father was a Manhattan drinker. He loved them. He used a spiced vermouth, Italian I believe. Have you tried this? Also, some brandy soaked maraschino cherries might do the trick. Make a batch and keep them refrigerated for your next party.
The "Manhattan" article suggests using flavored bitters for variations. I wonder also, what a cinnamon stick would do to the flavor? I haven't had a Manhattan in a long, long time. You just made me want to have one again clarkdart.