The Manhattan found its origins in the Manhattan Club in New York in the early 1870s. It is said to have been created for a banquet being hosted by Winston Churchill mother (Jennie Jerome) but this story has been discredited as she was in France and pregnant (with Winston) at the time! It is a whisky based cocktail usually using rye or bourbon.
Ingredients: 6 ice cubes
90ml Canadian Club whisky
30ml Sweet Vermouth
dash of Angostura bitters
Directions: Put all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour the entire contents into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry