The Manhattan needs no introduction.
Sure, there will always be room in our hearts for sugary, colorful cocktails. But nothing rivals the sheer adult-ness of sipping a Manhattan—except, perhaps, drinking one you made yourself.
It's simplicity is partially why the Manhattan is so sophisticated—it's just three ingredients, but it's all about getting the proportions right. Austin Hartman, beverage director of Montana's Trail House in Brooklyn, stirred this one to perfection. Here's the recipe, if you can call it that.
Pour over ice or straight up, and garnish with a cherry. Stay classy.